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Defensive behavior of honey bees: organization, genetics, and comparisons with other bees.
One key advantage of eusociality is shared defense of the nest, brood, and stored food; nest defense plays an important role in the biology of eusocial bees. Recent studies on honey bees, ApisExpand
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Inclusive fitness theory and eusociality
Arising from M. A. Nowak, C. E. Tarnita & E. O. Wilson 466, 1057–1062 (2010)10.1038/nature09205; Nowak et al. replyNowak et al. argue that inclusive fitness theory has been of little value inExpand
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Pheromone Communication In Social Insects: Ants, Wasps, Bees, And Termites
Foreword (Bert Hlldobler. ) Introduction: Sources And Secretions Pheromone Communication in Social Insects: Sources and Secretions (Johan Billen and E. David Morgan. ) The Cuticle and CuticularExpand
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Testing the blank slate hypothesis: why honey bee colonies accept young bees
SummarySpecial features facilitate the admission of new members, such as neonates, to otherwise closed animal societies. In eusocial insects, such as honeybees and paper wasps, young adults acquire aExpand
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The guard honey bee: ontogeny and behavioural variability of workers performing a specialized task
Abstract Guarding is a relatively unstudied aspect of honey bee, Apis mellifera L., worker behaviour. The aim of this study was to characterize quantitatively the ontogeny and individual variabilityExpand
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Nestmate recognition in honey bees
  • M. Breed
  • Biology
  • Animal Behaviour
  • 1 February 1983
Abstract The recognition cues by which nestmate worker honeybees are discriminated from nonnestmates were investigated using new experimental techniques. The experiments described in this paperExpand
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Division of labor during honey bee colony defense
SummarySome worker honey bees respond to major disturbances of the colony by flying around the assailant and possibly stinging; they are a subset of the bees involved in colony defense. TheseExpand
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Social recognition is the tool that allows animals to act appropriately toward other animals; animals survive as individuals because they are able to recognize the salient features of other animals,Expand
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Kin discrimination within honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies: An analysis of the evidence
Compelling evolutionary arguments lead to the prediction that honey bee workers should discriminate between supersisters and half-sisters within colonies. We review the theoretical support forExpand
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Olfactory information processing in honeybee, Apis mellifera, nestmate recognition
We used nestmate recognition as a model system for testing how animals discriminate complex odour mixtures. Olfactory discrimination is important in social recognition in many animal species, yet theExpand
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