Recent progress in the study of adaptive behavioural flexibility in honeybees

publication date: Sep 8, 2010
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Bee World Vol.71 (3) 1990 pp.122-129
Article Title

Recent progress in the study of adaptive behavioural flexibility in honeybees 

Author(s)

Steven A Kolmes

Abstract

There are two logical end-points to the continuum representing how a human or animal society might be organized. At one end would be a perfectly efficient system, with every member of the society assigned to a specific set of tasks that utilized 100% of his or her potential to work. This type of society has been dubbed a 'maximally ergonomically efficient' system. The evolution of such a society requires a stable environment, because at anyone time it is already performing as much work as possible.

Keywordshoneybees, behaviour, adaptive behavioural flexibility
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