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Perception of the queen by workers in the honeybee colony



Perception of the queen by workers in the honeybee colony



Journal of Apicultural Research 12(3): 159-166



Workers gathered on cages containing a mated laying queen placed above a normal queenright colony. Fewer workers gathered on a cage when they could not touch the caged queen, or when she was dead, or when her mandibular glands had been removed. The number of workers on the cage was correlated with the amount of 9-oxodecenoic acid in the queen's head.

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DOI: 10.1080/00218839.1973.11099744


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