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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

Division of labor is a hallmark of social insects. In honey bees, division of labor involves transition of female workers from one task to the next. The most distinct tasks are nursing (providing food for the brood) and foraging (collecting pollen and nectar). The brain mechanisms regulating this...

Author(s)
Thamm, M.; Scheiner, R.
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, USA
Citation
Journal of Comparative Neurology, 2014, 522, 8, pp 1786-1799