Nest-mate recognition template of guard honeybees (Apis mellifera) is modified by wax comb transfer.

@article{Couvillon2007NestmateRT,
  title={Nest-mate recognition template of guard honeybees (Apis mellifera) is modified by wax comb transfer.},
  author={Margaret J. Couvillon and Jamie P Caple and Samuel L Endsor and Martin H. K{\"a}rcher and Trudy E Russell and Darren E Storey and Francis L. W. Ratnieks},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2007},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={228-30}
}
In recognition, discriminators use sensory information to make decisions. For example, honeybee (Apis mellifera) entrance guards discriminate between nest-mates and intruders by comparing their odours with a template of the colony odour. Comb wax plays a major role in honeybee recognition. We measured the rejection rates of nest-mate and non-nest-mate worker bees by entrance guards before and after a unidirectional transfer of wax comb from a 'comb donor' hive to a 'comb receiver' hive. Our… CONTINUE READING
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