Thermal investigations of a honey bee colony: thermoregulation of the hive during summer and winter and heat production of members of different bee castes

@article{Fahrenholz2004ThermalIO,
  title={Thermal investigations of a honey bee colony: thermoregulation of the hive during summer and winter and heat production of members of different bee castes},
  author={L. Fahrenholz and Ingolf Lamprecht and Burkhard Schricker},
  journal={Journal of Comparative Physiology B},
  year={2004},
  volume={159},
  pages={551-560}
}
The temperature at the centre, the periphery and the entrance of a honey bee colony (Apis mellifera carnica) was continuously determined during the summer season and the broodless time in winter. During the summer season the temperature in the brood nest averages 35.5°C with brief excursions up to 37.0°C and down to 33.8°C. Increasing environmental temperatures resulted in linear increases in the temperature of the hive entrance, its periphery and its centre. The temperature in the centre of an… CONTINUE READING
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