Thermal energy conduction in a honey bee comb due to cell-heating bees.

@article{Humphrey2008ThermalEC,
  title={Thermal energy conduction in a honey bee comb due to cell-heating bees.},
  author={Joseph A. C. Humphrey and E S Dykes},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={2008},
  volume={250 1},
  pages={194-208}
}
Theoretical analysis and numerical calculations are performed to characterize the unsteady two-dimensional conduction of thermal energy in an idealized honey bee comb. The situation explored corresponds to a comb containing a number of brood cells occupied by pupae. These cells are surrounded by other cells containing pollen which, in turn, are surrounded (above) by cells containing honey and (below) by vacant cells containing air. Up to five vacant cells in the brood region can be occupied by… CONTINUE READING

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