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How a Bee Becomes Queen

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Royal jelly! For bees, it’s what makes all the difference between a queen and a worker. Hosted by: Hank Green ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters -- we couldn't make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Justin Lentz, David Campos, John Szymakowski, Peso255, Jeremy Peng, Avi Yaschin, and Fatima Iqbal. ---------- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your liquids? Check out our awesome products over at DFTBA Records: http://dftba.com/scishow Or help support us by becoming our patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow Sources: http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/pressroom/presspacs/2011/acs-presspac-september-21-2011/queen-bee-or-worker-bee-new-insights-into-famous-honeybee-society-caste-system.html http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr200473a http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/pr200473a?tokenDomain=presspac&tokenAccess=presspac&forwardService=showFullText&journalCode=jprobs http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/04/26/what-makes-a-queen-bee-one-special-protein-apparently/#.VXevolzBzGc http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3059907/ http://westernfarmpress.com/management/queen-bees-need-more-royal-jelly http://blogs.nature.com/news/2011/04/honey_bees.html http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2012/11/democracy_in_honeybees_and_other_animals_what_humans_can_learn_from_social.single.html http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v473/n7348/full/nature10093.html http://usabtm.weburl.ro/utilizatori/ZOOTEHNIE/file/REVISTA%202011/vol%2044/2/BIOCHIM/Barnutiu.pdf https://www.flickr.com/photos/usgsbiml/
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Joshua Tidwell Jr. (1 day ago)
Doesn’t he sound a little like Mr. Green in crash course education?
An1mat0rZ (1 day ago)
Oh Gosh I play Roblox bee Swarm Simulator and Royal Jelly makes them rare-epic-legendary bees
JustMeh (2 days ago)
Vitamin *bee*
Prakash Bhetwal (4 days ago)
Vitamin 🐝
Dustin Platt (6 days ago)
I bet Mehgan Markle is enjoying a steady diet of Royal Jelly after her wedding.
Vitamin *Bee*
iiElise lovesroblox (6 days ago)
Wait,king bee?
ElectroGalvanized (7 days ago)
Vitamin BEEZ
Lilly Lightning (7 days ago)
hAh viTamiN B gET IT?
Cottonpaw Segura (8 days ago)
i love vitamin BEE
Gleen - (8 days ago)
Well, you all know the bee saying.. If you fat and hairy, you rule!
Quinn Quinn (9 days ago)
"live up to 5 years old" in human years that's sad
SNA (10 days ago)
Around 2:45 you say that the workers are basically identical to the queen genetically speaking - but this is not true. Drones, male bees, are identical (as they are made from unfertilized eggs) - but workers receive half their genes from the queen and one half from one of the several drones she has mated with during her maiden flight.
Alex peterson (11 days ago)
Hehehehe vitamin b
Kookie Bun Bun (11 days ago)
I understand every word in this video at 5th grade. Is that normal or am I just an egghead?
Huh ? (11 days ago)
I’m watching this at 1 in the morning.
Ethonra (11 days ago)
Any one else get a good chuckle outta bees producing Royal Jelly and Royal Jelly being high in Vietnam B?
ANSHITA GOYAL (11 days ago)
Wow who knew becoming a queen bee would be so difficult
GGGamerLP (12 days ago)
Bees are like small ugnadan knuckles
Brooke W (12 days ago)
It reminds me of white privilege, the extra attention schools give to "smart" kids, and the way that financially well-off children are able to go to better schools which then gives them higher outcomes. The distribution of "royal jelly" in our society is likewise quite random, and the outcomes are tragic.
87081lol (12 days ago)
Where can i get some royal jelly
leloopwo (13 days ago)
Why do i think this is similar like the aliens in Alien movie
nat h (13 days ago)
why am i here
AshazTV (14 days ago)
Bee swarm sumilator
karen foncardas (15 days ago)
royal jelly transforms bee on roblox XD
Roger Smith (15 days ago)
Thanks for sharing. How often do drones mate with the queen. Does mating cause the drone to die or is the drone killed. Where does mating occur. Thanks
Nibba (15 days ago)
*Honey Bees Female Cooking, cleaning TRIGGERED*
Youve Been Yote (16 days ago)
Worker Bees should eliminate the queens, and seize the means of honey production
TheGrayWolf (16 days ago)
Vitamin bee
jakepaulthiccboy ́ (16 days ago)
*vitamin bee*
TealWashableMarker (17 days ago)
Never knew bees were so badass.
Shola Tv (19 days ago)
iiTrxggered Msp Bee (19 days ago)
Yaaaaas *Queen*
Oreo Studios (21 days ago)
if they chose their queen bee then how come they sometimes hate their queen 😂 that makes no sense
lacking and cool Byron (21 days ago)
Umm he said that she make 2,0000 babys she had to muck you know ###
Kyuee Teee (22 days ago)
Kyuee Teee (22 days ago)
StrangeDuckling (22 days ago)
I know it probably wouldn't happen naturally, but what would happen if a drone larva was fed royal jelly?
Edaa Redenica (22 days ago)
Ana Gutierrez (23 days ago)
Bees are so metal
Olivia (26 days ago)
Ayeee it’s Hank
Amanda Hoch (26 days ago)
A Fwiend (27 days ago)
You are now da queen
Kathleen Stead (27 days ago)
1:36 i think u mean..... vitamin 𝐛𝐞𝐞
Arieana bobo (27 days ago)
anybody else with tripaphobia watching this?
Herman Radjiman (27 days ago)
Bee Swarm Bee Swarm Game Simulator Bee Swarm Simulator (IYKWIM)
kusinagi (28 days ago)
I need to get me some royal jelly so i can live long and become queen
Gean Garcia (28 days ago)
The more you know 😅
Sometimes there's two, even three, queens.
Jovien Robinson (28 days ago)
Royal jelly plays a large role. Haha, jelly roll
Jason Blooey (29 days ago)
1:35 Vitamin BEE
ryan Sykes (29 days ago)
Kenny R (29 days ago)
How've I ended up here. 😂😂
uma mahesh (29 days ago)
You talk too fast with low content
Tyrone North (29 days ago)
Bee life savage
Monique Perreault (1 month ago)
Slavery begins in the bee life I mean like males should at least make the hive
Randomizer 887 (1 month ago)
Game of Hives
Queen bees live longer because they dont mate with female bees
Melcome Jordan (1 month ago)
Can queen bees fly I never see them fly they always walking around.
Melcome Jordan (1 month ago)
So in 5 years they lay up to 3,650,000 eggs and in 1 year they lay up to 730,000 damn learn something new
zaspur hokami (1 month ago)
I wouldn't mind having sex with a queen and then dying
nelson sy (1 month ago)
How to be a queen: 1: Find a hole. 2: Give birth. 3: Wait and poop up to 2000 a day. CONGRATS !!!! UR SO FUCKIN CRAZY
FloweytheFlour (1 month ago)
No Justin Y. Allowed here
MinokawaTV (1 month ago)
Royal Jelly is the key for the Super Soldier Serum
This is a tale of destiny After the death of the leader, a new queen is sought after. Some of the meager children become privileged from birth to take the place of their foremothers They are fed with the highest quality nourishment to train them and see who, in a fight to the death, will succeed the throne and lead the people Sounds like a dystopian amiright
Dracogame (1 month ago)
So they make the equivalent of Captain America?
MlgS (1 month ago)
Royal jelly is magical
Kawaii Kitten (1 month ago)
Hah.....vitamin B 🐝
Evony Cheney (1 month ago)
ROBLOX bee swarm simulator did their research for this
Salinda Kumara (1 month ago)
She wears a live scanning cloth that shows her baby inside her belly upside down
Itz Frosted (1 month ago)
Royal jelly bee swarm simulator
Juan Veneroso (1 month ago)
We need to protec the queeeeeen
K.owen (1 month ago)
Vitamin 🅱️ee
Katan Sosnovec (1 month ago)
Royal jelly is good. its a special treat for me, one that I only get to eat in years, but when I do, it has a strong sturdy taste.
Mikki-Draws :3 (1 month ago)
I imagine, a 5 yo, mating, and having babies XD
Tan Jerri (1 month ago)
so all women aren't queens?
The Gaming J.D (1 month ago)
Now next: How a Queen becomes a bee
Brandon Onuzulike (1 month ago)
What if someone dumped protien powder inside a hive, would that create more queen bees?
Crimson Nerd (1 month ago)
So basically male drones are the Queen's boy toys.
Voon G3 (1 month ago)
my ad block blocked this video
Khxxx Wxx (1 month ago)
This guy talks too much..get straight to the point of the title bro
Ashley Draws (1 month ago)
2:30 Bee Movie battle royale
SCDJMU (1 month ago)
Youre the guy from EONS
Wolfie Who (1 month ago)
Bruh this dude lookssss likeeeee the guy from crash something
Crixus Cesar (1 month ago)
Vitamin Bee
sorakairi1993 (1 month ago)
What if a male bee larva ate royal jelly?
nuzuk (1 month ago)
For as long as we've been keeping Bee's which is all the way back past Ancient Egypt its pretty amazing how much we don't know still. Pretty funny when you open a really Old book and "Discover" something "new" as well, having a lot of fun with the hobby so far!
WarHammerPH (1 month ago)
This is why Einstein gave too much important to this particular insect. Because it produce tons of vitamins which coming from their honey.
Micah Philson (1 month ago)
As soon as I heard "Royal Jelly", I knew I could stop watching because Spongebob taught me everything I need to know.
707 (16 days ago)
Micah Philson XD
A Penny (1 month ago)
Love it LOL
Micah Philson (1 month ago)
For instance, it goes really good on burgers!
T S (1 month ago)
Is that the same into song from ‘how it’s made’ 😂
PrincessGoyaa (1 month ago)
Bees are intense holy hell
SophiaKittyPlayz - SKP (1 month ago)
What about tagalog
Brookeismagical (1 month ago)
So royal jelly is basically bee steroids? 😂
Munch (1 month ago)
All women are kweens
Ernie Cheng (1 month ago)
What would happen if we (humans) eat the royal jelly? I only 9 so idk Will we die?
Eelektro Gaming (1 month ago)
Give the female some vacation
- bubblyslvt - (1 month ago)
Beyonce is *quaking*
How a bee *BEE* - comes queen.
Vitamin-BEE (I'm terrified to bees due to a wasp sting)
BrysontheGhost Gaming (1 month ago)
So royal jelly is basically given to larvae bees sort of enrolling them in the weapon X program?

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