Seasonal changes in juvenile hormone titers and rates of biosynthesis in honey bees

@article{Huang1995SeasonalCI,
  title={Seasonal changes in juvenile hormone titers and rates of biosynthesis in honey bees},
  author={Zhi-yong Huang and Gene E. Robinson},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={1995},
  volume={165},
  pages={18-28}
}
Honey bee colonies can respond to changing environmental conditions by showing plasticity in age related division of labor, and these responses are associated with changes in juvenile hormone. The shift from nest taks to foraging has been especially well characterized; foraging is associated with high juvenile hormone titers and high rates of juvenile hormone biosynthesis, and can be induced prematurely in young bees by juvenile hormone treatment or by a shortage of foragers. However, very few… CONTINUE READING