Genotype and rearing environment affect honeybee perception and foraging behaviour

@article{Pankiw2002GenotypeAR,
  title={Genotype and rearing environment affect honeybee perception and foraging behaviour},
  author={Tanya Pankiw and David R. Tarpy and Robert E. Page},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
  year={2002},
  volume={64},
  pages={663-672}
}
We tested the effects of larval and preforaging rearing environment on the foraging behaviour and sucrose response thresholds of honeybees, Apis mellifera L., derived from high and low pollen-hoarding strains. Bees were reared as larvae and as preforaging adults in colonies containing high and low pollen-hoarding strains, then cofostered in unrelated common wild-type colonies from which to forage. Genotype, but not rearing environment, had strong effects on the likelihood to forage for pollen… CONTINUE READING

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