Sex clouds queen bees’ vision
Semen that impairs a female’s eyesight is one weapon in the sexual arms race between male honeybees and queens.
IN HONEYBEES male semen negatively affects the female queens vision, proposed to be a way that males prevent queens from mating with other males to increase their own paternity
After insemination, honeybee queens lose some of their vision — and often lose their way. #ResearchHighlight
The bee flies and receives sperm from several males, which favors its genetic richness. But the sperm partially blinds her and often leads her to lose her way, so that she cannot look for other males. "Toxic masculinity" 😋 Thanks
Literal toxic masculinity at work here.