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Visual constraints in foraging bumblebees: Flower size and color affect search time and flight behavior
In optimal foraging theory, search time is a key variable defining the value of a prey type. But the sensory-perceptual processes that constrain the search for food have rarely been considered. HereExpand
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RFID Tracking of Sublethal Effects of Two Neonicotinoid Insecticides on the Foraging Behavior of Apis mellifera
The development of insecticides requires valid risk assessment procedures to avoid causing harm to beneficial insects and especially to pollinators such as the honeybee Apis mellifera. In addition toExpand
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Synaptic organization in the adult honey bee brain is influenced by brood-temperature control during pupal development
Recent studies have shown that the behavioral performance of adult honey bees is influenced by the temperature experienced during pupal development. Here we explore whether there areExpand
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Behavioral performance in adult honey bees is influenced by the temperature experienced during their pupal development
To investigate the possible consequences of brood-temperature regulation in honey bee colonies on the quality of behavioral performance of adults, we placed honey bee pupae in incubators and allowedExpand
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Honeybee dances communicate distances measured by optic flow
In honeybees, employed foragers recruit unemployed hive mates to food sources by dances from which a human observer can read the distance and direction of the food source. When foragers collect foodExpand
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Visual working memory in decision making by honey bees.
The robustness and plasticity of working memory were investigated in honey bees by using a delayed matching-to-sample (DMTS) paradigm. Expand
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Adult honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) abandon hemocytic, but not phenoloxidase-based immunity.
Hemocytes and the (prophenol-) phenoloxidase system constitute the immediate innate immune system in insects. These components of insect immunity are present at any post-embryonic life stage withoutExpand
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Hot bees in empty broodnest cells: heating from within
SUMMARY Honeybee colonies maintain brood nest temperatures of 33–36°C. We investigated brood nest thermoregulation at the level of individual worker behaviour and the transfer of heat from workers toExpand
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Immune-related proteins induced in the hemolymph after aseptic and septic injury differ in honey bee worker larvae and adults.
We have employed the proteomic approach in combination with mass spectrometry to study the immune response of honey bee workers at different developmental stages. Analysis of the hemolymph proteinsExpand
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Worker piping in honey bee swarms and its role in preparing for liftoff
  • T. Seeley, J. Tautz
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Journal of Comparative Physiology A
  • 1 October 2001
Abstract. Worker piping, previously reported only in hives, was observed in swarms as they prepared to liftoff to fly to a new home. Pipers are excited bees which scramble through the swarm cluster,Expand
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