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SCENT-MARKING OF FLOWERS BY HONEYBEES

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 22 (2) pp. 86-90
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Date
June 1983
Article Title
SCENT-MARKING OF FLOWERS BY HONEYBEES
Author(s)
J B FREE AND I H WILLIAMS
Abstract
Foraging honeybees visiting artificial flowers deposited on them a substance that attracted other foragers. As the substance was deposited even in the presence of a synthetic or a natural scent, and on rose petals, it is probably deposited on natural flowers. Unrewarding artificial flowers visitied by foragers sometimes deterred other foragers and were therefore probably marked with repellant.
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