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Nutrition and health in honey bees
The potential of different diets to meet nutritional requirements or to improve survival or brood production is outlined, and nutrition-related risks to honey bee colonies such as starvation, monocultures, genetically modified crops and pesticides in pollen and nectar are discussed. Expand
Pollen consumption and utilization in worker honeybees (Apis mellifera carnica): Dependence on individual age and function
The pollen content of the gastrointestinal tract of honeybee workers was investigated in the morning before the beginning of flight activity, finding that the amount of pollen in the midgut was representative of the age-related status of the bee in the system of division of labour. Expand
Differences in drone and worker physiology in honeybees (Apis mellifera)
La capacite a produire ces enzymes place les ouvrieres, mais non les mâles, dans the position of degrader rapidement des amidons solubles et de les convertir peu apres leur ingestion pour le metabolisme de vol. Expand
The protein balance of the honey bee worker.
mdash; For honey bee workers, protein requirements and consumption, digestion, intestinal absorption and utilisation all depend on the worker’s age and functional status in the system of division ofExpand
HoPoMo : A model of honeybee intracolonial population dynamics and resource management
A mathematically simple honeybee population model (HoPoMo) using difference equations to model the population dynamics and the resource dynamics of a honeybee colony, which emphasizes the importance of pollen supply and of brood cannibalism. Expand
Get in touch: cooperative decision making based on robot-to-robot collisions
The ability of a swarm of autonomous micro-robots to perform collective decision making in a dynamic environment is demonstrated, an emergent property of decentralized self-organization, which results from executing a very simple bio-inspired algorithm. Expand
Drifting of honeybees
Drifting seems not to be influenced by relatedness and did not shorten the lifetime of the bees, which indicates a great tolerance against drifted bees and a high intermix of an apiary's population when no precautions to reduce drifting are taken. Expand
Standard methods for artificial rearing of Apis mellifera larvae
This paper will help with this decision and provide guidelines on how to adjust the method of in vitro rearing according to the specific needs of the scientific project. Expand
Respiration of resting honeybees.
A novel mathematical model allows description of the relationship of resting (standard) metabolic rate and temperature across the entire functional temperature range of bees and indicates a higher efficiency of ventilation at high ambient temperatures. Expand
Oxygen consumption and body temperature of active and resting honeybees.
Thermographic measurements of body temperature showed that with increasing activity, the bees invested more energy to regulate the thorax temperature at increasingly higher levels (38.8-41.2 degrees C in highly active bees) and were more accurate. Expand