Behavioral control of workers by queens in primitively eusocial bees.

@article{Breed1977BehavioralCO,
  title={Behavioral control of workers by queens in primitively eusocial bees.},
  author={Michael D. Breed and George J. Gamboa},
  journal={Science},
  year={1977},
  volume={195 4279},
  pages={694-6}
}
Queens of Lasioglossum zephyrum, a primitively eusocial bee, are considerably more active than workers. The queen's behavior stimulates worker activities; removal of the queen results in a marked reduction in activities of other bees. The queen not only activates workers but also directs them by a primitive recruitment behavior suggestive of tandem running of highly eusocial ants.