This question of compatibilities is illustrated very strikingly by the case of the worker-bee.
compatible com·pat·i·ble (kəm-pāt'ə-bəl)
Capable of existing or performing in harmonious or agreeable combination.
Capable of being grafted, transfused, or transplanted from one individual to another without reaction or rejection.
Capable of forming a chemically or biochemically stable system.