Thermoregulation of water foraging honeybees—Balancing of endothermic activity with radiative heat gain and functional requirements

@inproceedings{Kovac2010ThermoregulationOW,
  title={Thermoregulation of water foraging honeybees—Balancing of endothermic activity with radiative heat gain and functional requirements},
  author={Helmut Kovac and Anton Stabentheiner and Sigurd Schmaranzer},
  booktitle={Journal of insect physiology},
  year={2010}
}
Foraging honeybees are subjected to considerable variations of microclimatic conditions challenging their thermoregulatory ability. Solar heat is a gain in the cold but may be a burden in the heat. We investigated the balancing of endothermic activity with radiative heat gain and physiological functions of water foraging Apis mellifera carnica honeybees in the whole range of ambient temperatures (T(a)) and solar radiation they are likely to be exposed in their natural environment in Middle… CONTINUE READING
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