You are what you eat.

The Secret Ingredient That Stops Honeybees From Becoming Queens.

In a paper published Thursday in PLOS Genetics, researchers found specific molecules in the pollen and honey mixture that honeybee larvae feed on cause physical changes that determine whether females develop into long-living, reproductive queens or the mostly sterile workers that nourish larvae and collect food.

Read the full article in the NYTimes Science Section.

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