LABORATORY MEASUREMENT OF HONEYBEE BROOD DISEASE RESISTANCE. 2. UNCAPPING OF FREEZE-KILLED AND LIVE BROOD BY NEWLY EMERGED WORKERD IN CAGES

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 22 (2) pp.115-118
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Date
June 1983
Article Title
LABORATORY MEASUREMENT OF HONEYBEE BROOD DISEASE RESISTANCE. 2. UNCAPPING OF FREEZE-KILLED AND LIVE BROOD BY NEWLY EMERGED WORKERD IN CAGES
Author(s)
C P MILNE, Jr
Abstract
Groups of newly emerged worker honeybees in cages uncapped 40 freeze-killed brood cells significantly faster than 40 live brood cells. Also, workers in acges containing both 20 live brood cells and 20 freeze-killed brood cells uncapped the dead brood significantly faster than the live brood. These findings indicate that the behaviour in laboratory cages is analogous to the colony behaviour.
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