- Jul 23, 2009
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Yes it’s a well known fact that there are laying workers in a normal colony. They look like any other worker. I’ll see if I can find anything in the percentages. Something is rattling around in the back of my mind but just need to check.Can you point us to any studies on that?
any worker is capable of laying eggs, many do, queeenless or not. They don't change in any way to do so. It's just in a queenright hive the other workers 'police' it and clear out any worker laid eggs. in a Q- hive they leave them out of desparation