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The food of adult drone honeybees (Apis mellifera)



The food of adult drone honeybees (Apis mellifera)



Brit. J. Animal Behaviour. 5: 7-11



For the first few days after emerging, drones are fed entirely by worker bees, probably with brood food, a secretion of high protein content given to larvae and adult queens. Then follows a period in which they both beg food from workers and feed themselves with honey from the honey cells. After a week they feed themselves entirely with honey.

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DOI: 10.1016/s0950-5601(57)80038-0


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