Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to the small hive beetle Aethina tumida, a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera

@article{Torto2011CompositionOV,
  title={Composition of volatiles from fermenting pollen dough and attractiveness to the small hive beetle Aethina tumida, a parasite of the honeybee Apis mellifera},
  author={Baldwyn Torto and Richard T. Arbogast and Hans T. Alborn and Alonso Suazo and Dennis van Engelsdorp and Drion Garth Boucias and James H. Tumlinson and Peter E. A. Teal},
  journal={Apidologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={38},
  pages={380-389}
}
The response of the small hive beetle (SHB), Aethina tumida Murray, to volatiles from a pollen-based diet conditioned by the feeding of 100 adult virgin female or male SHBs (4–8 weeks old) for 1, 3, 7 or 14 days is described and compared to that of the same diet inoculated with the yeast Kodamaea ohmeri (NRRL Y-30722), isolated from the beetle. In a wind tunnel, volatiles from pollen dough conditioned by beetles of either sex for 3 or 7 days lured significantly more beetles into traps than… CONTINUE READING