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Keywords: Nectar intake rateClose
Journal: Journal of Experimental Biology
J Exp Biol (2019) 222 (21): jeb212191.
Published: 12 November 2019
..., we show that the average length of the setae (brush-like structures) on the glossa decreases with honey bee age, particularly when feeding on high-viscosity sucrose solutions. The nectar intake rate, however, remains nearly constant regardless of age or setae length (0.39±0.03 μg s −1 for honey bees...