- ...in certain situations, in which the queen is absent or a worker happens upon another bee subspecies’ hive, a worker bee can rise up. Freed from the hormonal stranglehold that the queen usually maintains over the rest of the colony, she begins to lay eggs.
Each new bee is a perfect clone of herself. When they hatch, the rapidly reproducing clones can take wing and raven through the countryside in search of other subspecies’ hives, where they invade hapless victims’ nests, lay their own eggs, and act as parasites until the host colony collapses. But by then, other copies of the insubordinate worker have been born and flown over the horizon in search of new queens to dethrone.
Yeah I know I haven't been on in forever just read this article about the fucking bees