Does queen pheromone increase swarm capture in hives baited with Nasonov pheromone?

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 31 (3-4) pp. 165-167
Date
December 1992
Article Title

Does queen pheromone increase swarm capture in hives baited with Nasonov pheromone?

Author(s)

Jose D Villa; Justin O Schmidt

Abstract

The efficient baiting of swarms to artificial cavities has become a crucial component of monitoring and control programmes for Africanized honey bees (Apis mellifera L.). Many studies (see references in Witherell, 1985; Schmidt &Thoenes, 1992) have clearly demonstrated the benefit of baiting cavities with different combinations of three synthetic Nasonov pheromone components (citral, geraniol, and nerolic/geranic acid).

Keywords

Africanized honey bees, Apis mellifera, swarms, pheromone baits, bait hives, Nasonov pheromones, citral, geraniol, geranic acid, nerolic acid, queen pheromones

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