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The influence of food scent on behavior of foraging honey bees

Wells, P.H.; Wenner, A.M.

Physiological Zoology 44(4): 191-209

1971


ISSN/ISBN: 0031-935X
DOI: 10.2307/30152492
Accession: 000234846

Marked Italian bees were observed at feeding stations where sucrose solutions, containing clove oil or lavender oil, were provided. After the food source had become established, frequency of Nasonov gland exposure by marked foragers, and level of dancing in the hive, were both inversely related to the concentration of scent in the food.

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