The influence of brood on the pollen consumption of worker bees (Apis mellifera L.).

@article{Hrassnigg1998TheIO,
  title={The influence of brood on the pollen consumption of worker bees (Apis mellifera L.).},
  author={Norbert Hrassnigg and Karl Crailsheim},
  journal={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={44 5-6},
  pages={
          393-404
        }
}
(1) In midgut dry weight (tissue plus contents) of worker bees we found a representative parameter for pollen consumption. Midguts of bees of successive ages were analyzed and correlated with various parameters. The relative proportions of sugar, protein and water were either constant or negatively correlated with midgut weight. Only the relative pollen weight (percent of midgut dry weight) increased. (2) To investigate the influence of different levels of brood on pollen consumption of… CONTINUE READING

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