Differences in olfactory sensitivity and behavioral responses among honey bees bred for hygienic behavior

@article{Gramacho2003DifferencesIO,
  title={Differences in olfactory sensitivity and behavioral responses among honey bees bred for hygienic behavior},
  author={K{\'a}tia Peres Gramacho and Marla Spivak},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={54},
  pages={472-479}
}
Honey bees, Apis mellifera L., bred for hygienic behavior uncap and remove diseased and mite-infested brood. We hypothesized that within a colony bred for hygienic behavior, there would be differences in olfactory sensitivity among bees of the same age. We predicted that bees that initiate the behavior by perforating and uncapping brood would have greater olfactory sensitivity to the odor of the diseased brood, and would be better able to discriminate between odors of healthy and diseased brood… CONTINUE READING
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