Differences in the sleep architecture of forager and young honeybees (Apis mellifera).

@article{EbanRothschild2008DifferencesIT,
  title={Differences in the sleep architecture of forager and young honeybees (Apis mellifera).},
  author={Ada D Eban-Rothschild and Guy Bloch},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={211 Pt 15},
  pages={2408-16}
}
Honeybee (Apis mellifera) foragers are among the first invertebrates for which sleep behavior has been described. Foragers (typically older than 21 days) have strong circadian rhythms; they are active during the day, and sleep during the night. We explored whether young bees (approximately 3 days of age), which are typically active around-the-clock with no circadian rhythms, also exhibit sleep behavior. We combined 24-hour video recordings, detailed behavioral observations, and analyses of… CONTINUE READING