Research: Bees raising offspring age, die faster than childless peers

04/18/2013 | ScienceMag.org

Forager bees that don't first feed offspring can live nearly 10 weeks without signs of aging, compared with those that nurture offspring and die two weeks after becoming foragers, according to a study published in the Journal of Experimental Biology. Researchers found higher levels of an "age pigment" called lipofuscin in foragers that lived shorter lives.

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