Editorial: Drone pheromones

publication date: Jul 5, 2011
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Bee World Vol.67 (3) 1986 pp. 133-134
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Editorial: Drone pheromones




Do drone honeybees produce pheromones? During mating flights drones fly in swarm-like groups in selected places and Gerig has proposed that they may mark these congregation areas and flight paths with pheromones. He has also shown that extracts of drone heads are more attractive to flying drones than extracts of thoraces or abdomens, which suggests that the heads may be a site of pheromonal activity.

KeywordsDrone pheromones, bee mating, drones
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