How animals choose their leaders, from brute force to democracy

By: BRIAN HANDWERK,  National Geographic
Sun, 10/25/2020

In this National Geographic Article, Thomas Seeley, author of Honeybee Democracy was quoted regarding how the queen bee candidates fight to win to become queen.  However, the queen’s function isn’t really that of a leader.  “Her function is to be an egg layer “Other than being a skilled fighter, that’s all she does.”

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