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Ovarian Development And Trophallaxis In Queenless Colonies Of The Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 37 (4) pp.295-297
Date
December 1998
 
Article Title

Ovarian Development And Trophallaxis In Queenless Colonies Of The Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera

Author(s)

Kimberly M Mayer; Linda C Mcnally; Stanley S Schneider

Abstract
In the honey bee, Apis mellifera, trophallaxis (liquid food exchange between a donor and recipient) is associated with the feeding of larvae, tending the queen, and the regulation of foraging (Winston, 1987).
Keywords

trophallaxis, food exchange, honey bees, Apis mellifera, queenlessness, ovarian development

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