Not all bees serve under a queen. In fact, most don't even live in colonies!
Why do frequent workers tolerate these freeloaders? Well, infrequent workers actually do pull their weight, but only when the time is right.
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In most species of social insects, such as wasps, bees, and ants, the females rule. The females are the workers.