TIL when the termite queen dies, the pheromone she used to block reproductive development in other termites is no longer produced, and then a new queen develops .

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  1. Exactly the same with honeybees. Queen dies her pheromone is gone and the rest of the females ovaries begin to enlarge. Multiple eggs in a cell is a good indication that a queen is beyond use or is dead.

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