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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (2): jeb207696.
Published: 28 January 2021
... of beneficial effects in gut microbiota–insect symbiosis. Arthropod Digestive tract Fruit fly Honey bee Symbiosis Termite The evolutionary success of many insects is closely tied to symbiotic associations with microbes ( Douglas, 2015 ; Baumann, 2005 ). Multi-species microbial communities...
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (8): jeb216135.
Published: 16 April 2020
...Vanessa Corby-Harris; Megan E. Deeter; Lucy Snyder; Charlotte Meador; Ashley C. Welchert; Amelia Hoffman; Bethany T. Obernesser ABSTRACT Recent widespread honey bee ( Apis mellifera ) colony loss is attributed to a variety of stressors, including parasites, pathogens, pesticides and poor nutrition...
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J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (18): jeb207761.
Published: 18 September 2019
...Mohamed Alburaki; Shahid Karim; Kurt Lamour; John Adamczyk; Scott D. Stewart ABSTRACT In this study, we present phenotypic and genetic data characterizing the impact of imidacloprid and caging stress on honey bee Apis mellifera physiological responses and regulation of 45 genes using targeted-RNA...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (14): jeb183228.
Published: 26 July 2018
... of senescence are shaped by behavioral development and behavioral duration, we exploited the tractability of the honey bee ( Apis mellifera ) model system. First, we determined whether a cause–effect relationship exists between honey bee flight and oxidative stress by comparing oxidative damage accrued from...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (21): 4035–4046.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Mário S. Cervoni; Carlos A. M. Cardoso-Júnior; Giovana Craveiro; Anderson de O. Souza; Luciane C. Alberici; Klaus Hartfelder ABSTRACT During adult life, honey bee workers undergo a succession of behavioral states. Nurse bees perform tasks inside the nest, and when they are about 2–3 weeks old...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (16): 2426–2429.
Published: 15 August 2016
... multiple flower patches. Apis mellifera Honey bee Navigation Spatial cognition Route learning Pollinators such as bees face complex foraging problems as they exploit ephemeral floral resources that are scattered in space and vary in quality. Manipulative experiments in bumblebees...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (24): 4005–4014.
Published: 01 December 2015
... division of labor in the honey bee ( Apis mellifera ). Worker division of labor is based on a process of behavioral maturation by individual bees, which involves performing in-hive tasks early in adulthood, then transitioning to foraging for food outside the hive. Social and nutritional cues converge...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (19): 3512–3518.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Jianjun Li; Zhengwei Wang; Ken Tan; Yufeng Qu; James C. Nieh Social pollinators such as honey bees face attacks from predators not only at the nest, but also during foraging. Pollinating honey bees can therefore release alarm pheromones that deter conspecifics from visiting dangerous inflorescences...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (11): 2031–2038.
Published: 01 June 2013
...Claudia C. Lutz; Gene E. Robinson SUMMARY The natural history of adult worker honey bees ( Apis mellifera ) provides an opportunity to study the molecular basis of learning in an ecological context. Foragers must learn to navigate between the hive and floral locations that may be up to miles away...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (8): 1313–1322.
Published: 15 April 2012
...Heike Gätschenberger; Olaf Gimple; Jürgen Tautz; Hildburg Beier SUMMARY Drones are haploid male individuals whose major social function in honey bee colonies is to produce sperm and mate with a queen. In spite of their limited tasks, the vitality of drones is of utmost importance for the next...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (7): 1076–1083.
Published: 01 April 2012
...Andreas Behrends; Ricarda Scheiner SUMMARY Honey bees ( Apis mellifera ) are well known for their excellent learning abilities. Although most age groups learn quickly to associate an odor with a sucrose reward, newly emerged bees and old foragers often perform poorly. For a long time, the reason...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (1): 124–134.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Ying Wang; Sarah D. Kocher; Timothy A. Linksvayer; Christina M. Grozinger; Robert E. Page, Jr; Gro V. Amdam SUMMARY Several lines of evidence support genetic links between ovary size and division of labor in worker honey bees. However, it is largely unknown how ovaries influence behavior...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (8): 1397–1402.
Published: 15 April 2011
...Christoph Grüter; Heather Moore; Nicola Firmin; Heikki Helanterä; Francis L. W. Ratnieks SUMMARY As first described by Aristotle, honey bee ( Apis mellifera ) workers show a strong tendency to visit flowers of only one type during a foraging trip. It is known that workers rapidly learn a flower...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (6): 979–987.
Published: 15 March 2011
...Nicholas L. Naeger; Byron N. Van Nest; Jennifer N. Johnson; Sam D. Boyd; Bruce R. Southey; Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas; Darrell Moore; Gene E. Robinson Honey bees can form distinct spatiotemporal memories that allow them to return repeatedly to different food sources at different times of day. Although...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (3): 469–475.
Published: 01 February 2011
...Nik Sadler; James C. Nieh SUMMARY Insects that regulate flight muscle temperatures serve as crucial pollinators in a broad range of ecosystems, in part because they forage over a wide span of temperatures. Honey bees are a classic example and maintain their thoracic muscles at temperatures ( T th...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (20): 3287–3295.
Published: 15 October 2008
... mellifera honeybee honey bee swarm flying swarm in-transit swarm In many animal species, individuals move about in groups as they perform seasonal migrations, travel to food sources and return from safe havens( Boinski and Garber, 2000 ; Krause and Ruxton, 2002 ). An enduring mystery about...
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (5): 978–984.
Published: 01 March 2006
...Andrew Barron; Mandyam V. Srinivasan SUMMARY There is now increasing evidence that honey bees regulate their ground speed in flight by holding constant the speed at which the image of the environment moves across the eye (optic flow). We have investigated the extent to which ground speed...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (24): 4641–4649.
Published: 15 December 2005
...Amy L. Toth; Sara Kantarovich; Adam F. Meisel; Gene E. Robinson SUMMARY In many social insects, including honey bees, worker energy reserve levels are correlated with task performance in the colony. Honey bee nest workers have abundant stored lipid and protein while foragers are depleted...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (20): 3945–3955.
Published: 15 October 2005
...S. N. Fry; R. Wehner SUMMARY This report describes the piloting mechanisms employed by honey bees during their final approach to a goal. Conceptually applying a bottom-up approach, we systematically varied the position, number and appearance landmarks associated with a rewarded target location...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (19): 3731–3737.
Published: 01 October 2005
...Antoine Chaffiol; David Laloi; Minh-Hà Pham-Delègue SUMMARY Odours are key cues used by the honey bee in various situations. They play an important role in sexual attraction, social behaviour and location of profitable food sources. Here, we were interested in the role of odours in orientation...