How honeybees’ royal jelly might be baby glue, too

A last-minute pH shift turns goo sticky and keeps queen larvae from falling out of their cells

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EATING IN BED  For larval honeybee queens, stick-to-the-ceiling food is great for life at the top of oversized, wrinkly cells (shown bulging from the bottom of this honeybee cell array). These cells remain open at the bottom until the queen larvae are ready to pupate.

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