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Relationship between 2-heptanone and some biological and environmental variables in Apis mellifera L.

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 29 (4) pp. 194-198
Date
December 1990
Article Title

Relationship between 2-heptanone and some biological and environmental variables in Apis mellifera L.

Author(s)

Clarice H. Sakamoto, Ademilson E. E. Soares And Jose N. C. Lopes

Abstract

The present study was undertaken to determine the possible interrelationship between 2-heptanone production and brood development, nectar and pollen gathering, defensiveness (number of attacking bees and number of stings left in a 'test' ball), temperature and relative air humidity. It was found that 2-H production showed a strong correlation with brood area and it was negatively correlated with number of stings left in a 'test' ball. The other factors were not related to 2-H concentration.

Keywords

2-heptanone, biological variables, environmental variables, Apis mellifera L, brood development, nectar & pollen gathering

 
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