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Science 317 (5836): 326-327

Copyright © 2007 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Brainwashing, Honeybee Style

C. Giovanni Galizia

Queen bee pheromones prevent young bees from learning to sting until they leave the hive, which makes the hive safer.

The author is in the Department of Neurobiology, University of Konstanz, D-78457 Konstanz, Germany. E-mail: Galizia{at}

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