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Some insects, like honeybees, can reproduce without sex. The Queen bee can lay and hatch unfertilized eggs without sex.Unfertilized eggs become males. The fertilized eggs make females.The female children of the queen become workers in the hive, the males are produced for the queen’s incestuous reproductive purposes. Sources:Sex...Only if Really Necessary in a Feminine Monarchy. Gadagkar, Raghavendra 1 Science; 12/3/2004, Vol. 306 Issue 5702, p1694, 2p, 1 diagram


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