If the egg bearing a potential new queen doesn't hatch, Asian honey bees quickly lose hope whereas their Western counterparts keep trying. Photo: AFP

The queen's dead, long live the queen! Asian honey bees are paranoid about losing their leader, prone to despair - and closet anarchists

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If the egg bearing a potential new queen doesn't hatch, Asian honey bees quickly lose hope whereas their Western counterparts keep trying. Photo: AFP
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