Differences in drone and worker physiology in honeybees (Apis mellifera)

@inproceedings{Hrassnigg2005DifferencesID,
  title={Differences in drone and worker physiology in honeybees (Apis mellifera)},
  author={Norbert Hrassnigg and Karl Crailsheim},
  year={2005}
}
Drones and workers have completely different roles in a honeybee colony. This is reflected in many physiological, morphological and behavioural differences. Our overview mainly focuses on aspects of diet and metabolism in larvae and adults, and on the physiology of digestion. As larvae, drones have different protein and sugar requirements than workers, and in each life stage drones and workers differ in body composition (percentages of glycogen, lipids and proteins). Like queens, drones as… CONTINUE READING

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