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Group-living animals must constantly integrate and respond to information from other individuals within the group. The degree to which consistent inter-individual behavioural differences are influenced by social cues in such groups is largely unanswered. We used the honey bee waggle dance as an...

Author(s)
George, E. A.; Axel Brockmann
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 2019, 73, 4, pp Article 41
Abstract

Laboratory experiments are vital to exploring the causes of pollinator loss, but for these experiments to be informative, they should attempt to replicate the hive environment and conserve social interactions. It is unclear how honeybee density and group size affect survival and behaviour in the...

Author(s)
Bosua, H. J.; Nicolson, S. W.; Archer, C. R.; Pirk, C. W. W.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Paris, France
Citation
Apidologie, 2018, 49, 6, pp 734-746
Abstract

Pheromones play a critical role in shaping societies of social insects, including honey bees, Apis mellifera. While diverse functions have been ascribed to queen- and worker-produced compounds, few studies have explored the identity and function of male-produced (drone) compounds. However, several...

Author(s)
Villar, G.; Wolfson, M. D.; Hefetz, A.; Grozinger, C. M.
Publisher
Springer, New York, USA
Citation
Journal of Chemical Ecology, 2018, 44, 1, pp 1-8
Abstract

Honeybees are living densely packed in colonies which extremely facilitates intracolonial pathogen transmission from one individual to another. In addition to the defence by the innate immune system, various behavioural adaptations allow honeybees to avoid or reduce pathogen transmission, also...

Author(s)
Biganski, S.; Kurze, C.; Müller, M. Y.; Moritz, R. F. A.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Paris, France
Citation
Apidologie, 2018, 49, 3, pp 325-334
Abstract

Biogenic amines regulate the proximate mechanisms underlying most behavior, including those that contribute to the overall success of complex societies. For honey bees, one crucial set of behaviors contributing to the welfare of a colony is involved with nest thermoregulation. Worker honeybees cool ...

Author(s)
Cook, C. N.; Brent, C. S.; Breed, M. D.
Publisher
Company of Biologists Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Experimental Biology, 2017, 220, 10, pp 1925-1930
Abstract

Honeybees are well known for their complex division of labor. Each bee sequentially performs a series of social tasks during its life. The changes in social task performance are linked to gross differences in behavior and physiology. We tested whether honeybees performing different social tasks...

Author(s)
Scheiner, R.; Reim, T.; Søvik, E.; Entler, B. V.; Barron, A. B.; Thamm, M.
Publisher
Company of Biologists Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Experimental Biology, 2017, 220, 8, pp 1443-1450
Abstract

Honeybees (Apis mellifera) are insects living in colonies with a complex social organization. Their nest contains food stores in the form of honey and pollen, as well as the brood, the queen and the bees themselves. These resources have to be defended against a wide range of predators and...

Author(s)
Nouvian, M.; Reinhard, J.; Giurfa, M.
Publisher
Company of Biologists Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Experimental Biology, 2016, 219, 22, pp 3505-3517
Abstract

We used transcriptomics to compare instinctive and learned, reward-based honey bee behaviors with similar spatio-temporal components: mating flights by males (drones) and time-trained foraging flights by females (workers), respectively. Genome-wide gene expression profiling via RNA sequencing was...

Author(s)
Naeger, N. L.; Robinson, G. E.
Publisher
Company of Biologists Ltd, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Journal of Experimental Biology, 2016, 219, 22, pp 3554-3561
Abstract

Comparison of lateralization in social and non-social bees tests the hypothesis that population-level, directional asymmetry has evolved as an adjunct to social behaviour. Previous research has supported this hypothesis: directional bias of antennal use in responding to odours and learning to...

Author(s)
Rogers, L. J.; Frasnelli, E.; Versace, E.
Publisher
Nature Publishing Group, London, UK
Citation
Scientific Reports, 2016, 6, 1, pp 29411
Abstract

Social immunity is the cooperation of individual group members towards the control of disease transmission arising from social living. It has been identified as an important mechanism of natural disease control in honey bees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, which can exhibit hygienic behaviours such as...

Author(s)
Murray, Z. L.; Keyzers, R. A.; Barbieri, R. F.; Digby, A. P.; Lester, P. J.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Melbourne, Australia
Citation
Austral Entomology, 2016, 55, 2, pp 147-153

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