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A Megalopta genalis bee queen can be either solitary (building a nest and foraging on her own) or social (being served by a worker bee). Scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama found that in social queens, the brain region for memory and learning is larger than in solitary ones. The bottom line: managing workers may be more intellectually demanding than going it alone.
Learn more about Megalopta genalis bees at the Encyclopedia of Life.
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