Task-partitioned Nectar Transfer in Stingless Bees: Work Organisation in a Phylogenetic Context

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  title={Task-partitioned Nectar Transfer in Stingless Bees: Work Organisation in a Phylogenetic Context},
  author={I FRANC and I SLWRATN}
}
  • F R A N C I, S L W R A T N I
1. The eusocial corbiculate bee tribes comprise the Apini (honey bees), Bombini (bumble bees), and Meliponini (stingless bees). Honey bee foragers (Apis) transfer nectar to receiver bees within the nest. This is an example of task partitioning, in which a task is split into sub-tasks connected by material transfer. Nectar transfer does not occur in Bombini. Although it is reported in some species of Meliponini, it has not been subject to detailed study. 2. Nectar transfer was investigated in… CONTINUE READING

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