Effects of colony need for water on optimal food choice in honey-bees

  title={Effects of colony need for water on optimal food choice in honey-bees},
  author={Osamu Ohguchi and Kiyoshi Aoki},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
The effects of flower abundance on foraging selectivity were tested experimentally using honey-bees (Apis mellifera). Individual bees were offered a choice of artificial flowers, each containing either 20% or 40% sucrose solution, in either low or high flower density situations. From May to September an increase in flower density did not result in any statistically significant increase in preference for the 40% sucrose solution, whereas in October and November it did, as predicted qualitatively… CONTINUE READING
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