Old comb for nesting site recognition by Apis dorsata? Field experiments in China

Abstract

The Asian giant honey bee, Apis dorsata, often conducts seasonal, long-distance migrations in southern China, between a preferred tree (having more than one nest) and alternate sites. Although worker bees cannot make a round-trip journey, colonies re-utilize preferred trees after an absence of several months. We performed comb experiments in which bases and… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00040-007-0963-4

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