Torture, murder, imprisonment…keeping order amongst Bees [nature]

by Limbic on August 15, 2003

“On the surface, beehives and ant nests seem to be model societies, with each individual striving for the common good. But maintaining this social order sometimes calls for brutal tactics….Murder, torture and imprisonment – these are the standard tools of repressive regimes. But if you imagine that human societies have a monopoly on such tactics, think again. Social insects perfected the police state long before people got in on the act.” MORE

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