Condition-dependent response to changes in pollen stores by honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies with different parasitic loads

@article{Janmaat2000ConditiondependentRT,
  title={Condition-dependent response to changes in pollen stores by honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies with different parasitic loads},
  author={Alida F Janmaat and Mark L. Winston and Ronald C Ydenberg},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={171-179}
}
The impact of a parasitic infestation may be influenced by nutritional state, in both individuals and colonies. This study examined the interaction between pollen storage and the effects of an infestation by the mite, Varroa jacobsoni Oudemans, in colonies of the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. We manipulated the pollen storage and mite infestation levels of colonies, and measured pollen foraging and brood rearing. Increased pollen stores decreased both the number of pollen foragers and pollen… CONTINUE READING