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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

The presence of honey bees in our landscapes has long invoked images of vitality, diligence, and cooperation. Unfortunately, the current state of bee health paints a rather different picture. The survival of honey bees, as well as the livelihoods of those who benefit from their labor, is under...

Author(s)
Goblirsch, M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag, Paris, France
Citation
Apidologie, 2018, 49, 1, pp 131-150
Abstract

As honey bee workers switch from in-hive tasks to foraging, they undergo transition from constant exposure to the controlled homogenous physical and sensory environment of the hive to prolonged diurnal exposures to a far more heterogeneous environment outside the hive. The switch from hive work to...

Author(s)
Elekonich, M. M.; Roberts, S. P.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology. A, Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 2005, 141, 4, pp 362-371
Abstract

In recent years, the honeybee has emerged as an excellent model for molecular and genetic studies of complex social behaviors. By using the global gene expression methods as well as the candidate gene approach, it is now possible to link the function of genes to social behaviors. In this paper, I...

Author(s)
Ben-Shahar, Y.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Journal of Comparative Physiology. A, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 2005, 191, 11, pp 987-994
Abstract

This review, with 146 references, deals with the pheromone-secreting exocrine glands of A. mellifera that are associated with mouthparts (mandibular glands), sting apparatus (Koschewnikow glands) and legs (tarsal glands). Aspects discussed include: structure; chemical composition of secretion; role ...

Author(s)
Cassier, P.; Lensky, Y.
Citation
Année Biologique, 1992, 31, pp 63-95
Abstract

Plasticity in division of labour in insect societies and its regulation are reviewed, with particular reference to eusocial species such as Apis mellifera and Formicidae. After a brief description of the patterns of division of labour, the social and ecological factors that affect division of...

Author(s)
Robinson, G. E.
Citation
Annual Review of Entomology, 1992, No. 37, pp 637-665
Abstract

This review, with 75 references, discusses the use of honeybees in experimental work on behavioural genetics. Quantitative genetic models, originally designed for individual characters, have to be modified for all characters related to group behaviour. The assembly of genotypes as well as...

Author(s)
Moritz, R. F. A.; Brandes, C.
Publisher
Springer Verlag, Berlin, German Federal Republic
Citation
Neurobiology and behavior of honeybees., 1987, pp 21-35

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