Pollen consumption and utilization in worker honeybees (Apis mellifera carnica): Dependence on individual age and function

@article{Crailsheim1992PollenCA,
  title={Pollen consumption and utilization in worker honeybees (Apis mellifera carnica): Dependence on individual age and function},
  author={Karl Crailsheim and L. Schneider and Norbert Hrassnigg and G. B{\"u}hlmann and U. Brosch and Rudolf Gmeinbauer and B. Sch{\"o}ffmann},
  journal={Journal of Insect Physiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={38},
  pages={409-419}
}
Abstract The pollen content of the gastrointestinal tract of honeybee workers was investigated in the morning before the beginning of flight activity. It was low in young bees, largest in about 9-day-old nurse bees and declined to minimal amounts in foragers. In all age groups, the amount of pollen in the crop was small but that in the midgut was representative of the age-related status of the bee in the system of division of labour. It could be correlated with the developmental stage of the… Expand
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