A SYNTHETIC PHEROMONE LURE TO INDUCE WORKER HONEYBEES TO CONSUME WATER AND ARTIFICIAL FORAGE

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 22 (4) pp. 224-228
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Date
December 1983
Article Title
A SYNTHETIC PHEROMONE LURE TO INDUCE WORKER HONEYBEES TO CONSUME WATER AND  ARTIFICIAL FORAGE
Author(s)
J. B. FREE, A. W. FERGUSON AND J. A. PICKETT
Abstract
Synthetic Nasonov pheromone lures that attract honeybee (Apis mellifera) swarms also stimulated bees to consume water, pollen substitute and sucrose syrup offered inside their hives, and water and sucrose syrup provided in the field. The possible value of this to beekeeping is discussed.
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