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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (3): jeb232595.
Published: 8 February 2021
...Silvie Dostálková; Pavel Dobeš; Martin Kunc; Jana Hurychová; Mária Škrabišová; Marek Petřivalský; Dalibor Titěra; Jaroslav Havlík; Pavel Hyršl; Jiří Danihlík ABSTRACT In the temperate climates of central Europe and North America, two distinct honeybee ( Apis mellifera ) populations are found...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (22): 3505–3517.
Published: 15 November 2016
...Morgane Nouvian; Judith Reinhard; Martin Giurfa ABSTRACT Honeybees ( Apis mellifera ) are insects living in colonies with a complex social organization. Their nest contains food stores in the form of honey and pollen, as well as the brood, the queen and the bees themselves. These resources have...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (19): 3118–3127.
Published: 1 October 2015
... behaviour in a closed-loop experiment. To investigate this issue, we conducted experiments with tethered honeybees walking on an air-supported trackball and fixating a visual object in closed-loop. Bees walked faster and along straighter paths when the motion of the trackball was measured in the classical...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (5): 664–667.
Published: 1 March 2015
...Jianing Wu; Rengao Zhu; Shaoze Yan; Yunqiang Yang ABSTRACT The honeybee's tongue (glossa) is covered with bushy hairs and resembles a mop or a brush. We examined the dimensions of glossal hairs of the Italian honeybee ( Apis mellifera ligustica ) and found that the average length of hairs increased...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (16): 2985–2997.
Published: 15 August 2013
...Stevanus Rio Tedjakumala; Martin Giurfa Summary Honeybees constitute established model organisms for the study of appetitive learning and memory. In recent years, the establishment of the technique of olfactory conditioning of the sting extension response (SER) has yielded new insights...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (11): 2129–2139.
Published: 1 June 2013
...Katelyn M. Dovey; Jordan R. Kemfort; William F. Towne SUMMARY Honeybees have at least three compass mechanisms: a magnetic compass; a celestial or sun compass, based on the daily rotation of the sun and sun-linked skylight patterns; and a backup celestial compass based on a memory of the sun's...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (22): 3981–3988.
Published: 15 November 2012
...Lisa Beyaert; Uwe Greggers; Randolf Menzel SUMMARY Sleep is known to support memory consolidation in animals, including humans. Here we ask whether consolidation of novel navigation memory in honeybees depends on sleep. Foragers were exposed to a forced navigation task in which they learned to home...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (11): 1837–1846.
Published: 1 June 2012
...Heli Havukainen; Jarl Underhaug; Florian Wolschin; Gro Amdam; Øyvind Halskau SUMMARY Vitellogenin (Vg) is an egg-yolk precursor protein in most oviparous species. In honeybee ( Apis mellifera ), the protein (AmVg) also affects social behavior and life-span plasticity. Despite its manifold functions...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (3): 559–565.
Published: 1 February 2012
...Melanie Haehnel; Randolf Menzel SUMMARY Honeybees learn to associate an odor with sucrose reward under conditions that allow the monitoring of neural activity by imaging Ca 2+ transients in morphologically identified neurons. Here we report such recordings from mushroom body extrinsic neurons...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (21): 3577–3587.
Published: 1 November 2011
...Theo Mota; Edith Roussel; Jean-Christophe Sandoz; Martin Giurfa SUMMARY Visual performances of honeybees have been extensively studied using free-flying individuals trained to choose visual stimuli paired with sucrose reward. By contrast, harnessed bees in the laboratory were not thought...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (4): 582–592.
Published: 15 February 2011
...Heli Havukainen; Øyvind Halskau; Lars Skjaerven; Bente Smedal; Gro V. Amdam SUMMARY Vitellogenin, an egg-yolk protein precursor common to oviparous animals, is found abundantly in honeybee workers – a caste of helpers that do not usually lay eggs. Instead, honeybee vitellogenin (180 kDa...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (17): 2913–2923.
Published: 1 September 2010
... in natural environments. However, this matching scheme works only if relevant landmarks can be detected by their contrast and texture. Therefore, we tested how honeybees perform in localising a goal if the landmarks can hardly be distinguished from the background by such cues. We recorded the honeybees...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (4): 593–601.
Published: 15 February 2010
...A. Avarguès-Weber; G. Portelli; J. Benard; A. Dyer; M. Giurfa SUMMARY We studied whether honeybees can distinguish face-like configurations by using standardized stimuli commonly employed in primate and human visual research. Furthermore, we studied whether, irrespective of their capacity...
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J Exp Biol (2010) 213 (2): 262–270.
Published: 15 January 2010
...C. Evangelista; P. Kraft; M. Dacke; J. Reinhard; M. V. Srinivasan SUMMARY Although landing is a crucial part of insect flight, it has attracted relatively little study. Here, we investigate, for the first time, the final moments of a honeybee's ( Apis mellifera ) landing manoeuvre. Using high-speed...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (23): 3928–3934.
Published: 1 December 2009
...Tobin J. Hammer; Curtis Hata; James C. Nieh SUMMARY Honeybee foragers are exposed to thermal stimuli when collecting food outside and receiving food rewards inside the nest. In both contexts, there is an opportunity for foragers to associate warmth with food rewards. However, honeybee thermal...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (9): 1344–1350.
Published: 1 May 2009
... honeybees( Apis mellifera ), which allows bees to learn colours after just a few training trials. We further analysed how visual learning and discrimination is influenced by the quality of a stimulus by systematically varying the chromatic and achromatic properties of the stimuli. Using differential...
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J Exp Biol (2009) 212 (5): 620–626.
Published: 1 March 2009
...). As a consequence, a conditioned response is emitted by the animal upon further CS presentations. In such a situation, the subject exhibits a reflex response, so that whether the CS thereby acquires a positive or a negative value for the animal is difficult to assess. In honeybees, Apis mellifera , an odour(CS) can...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (23): 3737–3743.
Published: 1 December 2008
...William F. Towne SUMMARY Many species learn the sun's daily pattern of azimuthal movement (the solar ephemeris function) for use in sun-compass orientation. In honeybees, this learning is accomplished with much innate guidance and yields stubborn,imprinting-like retention of certain aspects...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (23): 3729–3736.
Published: 1 December 2008
...William F. Towne; Heather Moscrip SUMMARY Honeybees connect the sun's daily pattern of azimuthal movement to some aspect of the landscape around their nests. In the present study, we ask what aspect of the landscape is used in this context – the entire landscape panorama or only sectors seen along...
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J Exp Biol (2008) 211 (20): 3287–3295.
Published: 15 October 2008
...Kevin M. Schultz; Kevin M. Passino; Thomas D. Seeley SUMMARY When a honeybee swarm takes off to fly to its new home site, less than 5%of the bees in the swarm have visited the site and thereby know in what direction the swarm must fly. How does the small minority of informed bees indicate...
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