The honeybee queen and her attendants

  title={The honeybee queen and her attendants},
  author={M. D. Allen},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Abstract 1. 1. 196 individually marked bees were seen to examine the queen and the durations of their visits were recorded. All gradations of behaviour varying from an apparent desire to avoid the queen to a strong desire to remain with her were found. The behaviour of individual bees varied on different visits, but no regular sequence could be found. 2. 2. More than half the total number of visits had a duration of 30 seconds or less while the remainder were longer than 30 seconds, with a… Expand
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