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Insect Criminality
March 24, 2005 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Bee crimes against the colony. Worker policing: the policing of insect societies.
posted by dfowler (15 comments total)

 
It is stated in the body of the first link, but it's worth restating: bees are different from wasps. Just a peeve of mine since I became a beekeeper. Thanks for the links dfowler.
posted by mania at 7:51 AM on March 24, 2005


These are their stories.
posted by stevil at 7:53 AM on March 24, 2005


mcgraw, is that you?
posted by driveler at 8:04 AM on March 24, 2005


Intriguing stuff, thanks.
posted by uni verse at 8:45 AM on March 24, 2005


Yeah, I'm too ignorant to comment but
[this is good].
posted by If I Had An Anus at 8:56 AM on March 24, 2005


Fascinating -- thanks.

You might also want to check out Sue Hubbell's Book of Bees.
posted by mudpuppie at 9:20 AM on March 24, 2005


Hmmmm. I could've sworn dfowler left in a huff and asked that his membership be rescinded. However, for some odd reason that's difficult to check through his profile page.

...Difficult, but not impossible. Yeah, here we go. Guess there was a change of personnel heart...?

posted by soyjoy at 9:25 AM on March 24, 2005


Bees? Kevin Kelly's Out of Control!
posted by foot at 9:44 AM on March 24, 2005


Xlnt post, dfowler, thanks! [this is good]
posted by Lynsey at 10:07 AM on March 24, 2005


Well written articles, easy to read for insect novices like myself. Thanks.
posted by Juicylicious at 10:15 AM on March 24, 2005


we can learn a lot from bees and ants
posted by drunk7daysaweek at 10:42 AM on March 24, 2005


drunk7daysaweek, were you more for the killing each other's kids if our leader is promiscuous thing? I'm more of a fan of parthenogenesis myself. Wonder if any female bees and ants would teach me how.
posted by artifarce at 1:22 PM on March 24, 2005


[This is good!]
posted by orthogonality at 10:49 PM on March 24, 2005


Like honey.
posted by PareidoliaticBoy at 1:05 AM on March 25, 2005


Wow, thanks for the post. I'm fascinated by (and love) bees, and this is great fodder.

Also, thanks for the book links.
posted by Specklet at 10:22 AM on March 25, 2005


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