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  • Wimps or warriors? Honey bee larvae absorb the social culture of the hive, study finds

    Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that honey bee larvae raised in aggressive hives are more likely to be aggressive themselves when they emerge as adults.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Gene Robinson, call 217-265-0309; email

    To reach Clare Rittschof, email

    The paper “Early-life experience affects honey bee aggression and resilience to immune challenge” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.