research on pheromones
I'm wanting to do research on a hypothesis I have about honey bee pheromones and I was wondering if y'all could point me in the right direction. I'm looking for the research articles about pheromones, especially on how hive size and ventilation might affect the pheromones and the cohesion of the hive.
For example, I often hear that hive inspections disrupt the pheromones of the hive and that takes several weeks to restore. Who did the original research on that?
My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.