Honeybees learn floral odors while receiving nectar from foragers within the hive

@article{Farina2006HoneybeesLF,
  title={Honeybees learn floral odors while receiving nectar from foragers within the hive},
  author={Walter M Farina and Christoph Gr{\"u}ter and Luis E Acosta and Sof{\'i}a I. Mc Cabe},
  journal={Naturwissenschaften},
  year={2006},
  volume={94},
  pages={55-60}
}
Recent studies showed that nectar odors brought back by honeybee foragers can be learned associatively inside the hive. In the present study, we focused on the learning abilities of bees, which directly interact via trophallaxis with the incoming nectar foragers: the workers that perform nectar-receiving tasks inside the hive. Workers that have received food directly from foragers coming back from a feeder offering either unscented or scented sugar solution [phenylacetaldehyde (PHE) or nonanal… CONTINUE READING
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