It's a different size and shape. If she can discern the difference between a worker cell and a drone cell, it's no stretch to think she can tell that difference as well.In Beekeeping there are lots of puzzles still remaining to be solved. That's a good one. Another one is: if a queen lays in a pre-made queen-cup (either swarm or supersedure) - why doesn't she lay a drone egg, in view of that cell's large size ?
The workers have a different set of instincts activated during development than a queen does. Laying workers emerge as regular workers with their "must get along with all my sisters" instincts active and then later their ovaries develop because of the lack of queen pheromones in the hive. A queen emerges with the kill all rivals instinct activated.Hey all are saying laying workers think themselves as a queensright colony. If there are multiple laying queens then they have to kill themselves just like 2 virgins emerged at same time. But why they won't kill themselves. Or do they kill?
So, you're trying to say that it takes less 'decision' for worker bees to move an egg to a queen cup, than for a queen to simply lay in the prepared cup...and promoting the idea that this actually happens?That is, if the queen does indeed lay in a pre-made queen-cell, rather than a worker transferring a fertilised egg into it ...
I'm not trying to say anything, and I'm not promoting a novel idea ... I find your above comment somewhat abrasive.Waitaminit, gotta clean the coffee off my screen...
So, you're trying to say that it takes less 'decision' for worker bees to move an egg to a queen cup, than for a queen to simply lay in the prepared cup...and promoting the idea that this actually happens?