Adapting honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) to synthetic alarm pheromones to reduce aggression

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 27 (4) pp. 227-229 
Date
June 1988
Article Title

Adapting honeybees (Apis mellifera L.) to synthetic alarm pheromones to reduce aggression

Author(s)

J. B. Free

Abstract

Honeybees became adapted to synthetic alarm pheromone components dispensed within their hives and were less inclined to sting. The reduction in the stinging response of honeybee colonies which were adapted to 6 or 8 alarm pheromone components was no more than in colonies adapted to 3 components only.

Keywords

Alarm pheromones, agression, bee behaviour

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