A Review on Thermoregulation Techniques in Honey Bees’ (Apis Mellifera) Beehive Microclimate and Its Similarities to the Heating and Cooling Management in Buildings

  title={A Review on Thermoregulation Techniques in Honey Bees’ (Apis Mellifera) Beehive Microclimate and Its Similarities to the Heating and Cooling Management in Buildings},
  author={Hasila Jarimi and Emmanuel Tapia-Brito and Saffa Riffat},
Apis mellifera – Apis, which is Latin for ‘bee’, and mellifera, which is Latin for ‘honey-bearing’ – refers to Western or European honey bees. Research shows that regardless of the ambient temperature, the in-hive microclimate of a beehive at the central brood area must be kept at the average optimum temperature of 35 °C for the colony to survive. Therefore, to survive both cold winters and hot summers, Apis mellifera will employ several heating and cooling strategies to thermoregulate their… 

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