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The honeybee queen and her attendants
Abstract 1. 1. 196 individually marked bees were seen to examine the queen and the durations of their visits were recorded. All gradations of behaviour varying from an apparent desire to avoid theExpand
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Respiration Rates of Worker Honeybees of Different Ages and at Different Temperatures
1. The respiration rates of individual adult worker bees confined in small gauze cages were determined over a range of temperatures between 7 and 46° C. The respiration rates usually remainedExpand
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The “shaking” of worker honeybees by other workers
Abstract 1. 1. Various types of distinctive quivering movements by worker honeybees inside the hive have been observed, and a detailed study of one of these (“shaking”) was undertaken. 2. 2. TheExpand
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The behaviour of honeybees preparing to swarm
Summary 1. A 3-frame observation hive was used to study the events leading up to swarming in a colony of bees with a year-old queen. 2. The first queen cup was built on 28th May and a furtherExpand
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The occurrence and possible significance of the “shaking” of honeybee queens by the workers
Abstract 1. 1. The phenomenon of “shaking” in honeybee colonies is described, and is here considered in relation to the queen of the colony. 2. 2. The queen was rarely shaken in the spring but onceExpand
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Four hundred and thirty records of the numbers of bees in honeybee colonies and of the amounts of brood and pollen present have been kept during various months of the years 1945-53, and the data haveExpand
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Observations on honeybees attending their queen
Summary 1. The ages of the attendants of a honeybee queen, and the time spent feeding her, were observed. The colony was in a three-frame observation hive, which resulted in the rate of egg-laying ofExpand
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The Effect of a Plentiful Supply of Drone Comb on Colonies of Honeybees
SUMMARYNormal colonies of bees given a supply of empty drone combs as required during the active season (Treated group) produced significantly more drone brood than Control colonies in which theExpand
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The Production of Queen Cups and Queen Cells in Relation to the General Development of Honeybee Colonies, and its Connection with Swarming and Supersedure
SUMMARYThe production of queen cups, queen cells, worker brood and drone brood in a total of 81 colonies was recorded regularly throughout four summers. All these processes are shown to occur inExpand
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