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Journal: Biology Open
Biol Open (2016) 5 (11): 1712–1718.
Published: 15 November 2016
... bee workers remove dead and diseased larvae and pupae from sealed brood cells, thereby reducing disease transfer within the colony. Stingless bees, Meliponini, also rear broods in sealed cells. We investigated hygienic behaviour in three species of Brazilian stingless bees ( Melipona scutellaris...