A highly specialized social grooming honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

  title={A highly specialized social grooming honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)},
  author={D. Moore and J. E. Angel and I. Cheeseman and G. Robinson and S. Fahrbach},
  journal={Journal of Insect Behavior},
Despite a pronounced age-related division of labor, individual differences in task specialization that are independent of worker age also play a significant role in determining division of labor in honey bee colonies (reviewed by Robinson, 1992). One form of specialization is performance of a task far more frequently than do others. Such "highly specialized" bees have been observed as guards (Moore et al . , 1987), undertakers (Sakagami, 1953), social groomers (Winston and Punnett, 1982… Expand

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