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  1. The Queen & Bee Breeding
    My Q: Is queen substance a physical substance that is spread by touch, or is it an odor spread in the air? If it is the latter, does it get diluted with screened bottom boards? My situation: Right now I have a virgin queen in a temporary wax paper NUC box with brood and nurse bees, and I'm...
  2. Welcome Forum
    When I install my package - should I remove any Nurse Bees that are in the Queen cage wth the Queen? Before I hang the cage from my TBH.
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Olfactory Attraction of the Hornet Vespa velutina to Honeybee Colony Odors and Pheromones Since the beginning of the last century, the number of biological invasions has continuously increased worldwide. Due to their environmental and economical consequences, invasive species are now a major...
  4. Bee Forum
    Social Modulation of Stress Reactivity and Learning in Young Worker Honey Bees Alarm pheromone and its major component isopentylacetate induce stress-like responses in forager honey bees, impairing their ability to associate odors with a food reward. We investigated whether isopentylacetate...
  5. Bee Forum
    Juvenile Hormone Enhances Aversive Learning Performance in 2-Day Old Worker Honey Bees while Reducing Their Attraction to Queen Mandibular Pheromone Previous studies have shown that exposing young worker bees (Apis mellifera) to queen mandibular pheromone (QMP) reduces their aversive learning...
  6. Bee Forum
    Operating Mechanism and Molecular Dynamics of Pheromone-Binding Protein ASP1 as Influenced by pH Odorant binding protein (OBP) is a vital component of the olfactory sensation system. It performs the specific role of ferrying odorant molecules to odorant receptors. OBP helps insects and types of...
  7. Bee Forum
    Have any of you used this product? If so, how did it work for you? http://www.mannlakeltd.com/beekeeping-supplies/product/SB-110.html I was thinking of buying this year (for nucs I will make in April) but would first like to know if anyone else here has used it and how it turned out to be. Thanks.
  8. Bee Forum
    Chemical Profiles of Two Pheromone Glands Are Differentially Regulated by Distinct Mating Factors in Honey Bee Queens (Apis mellifera L.) Pheromones mediate social interactions among individuals in a wide variety of species, from yeast to mammals. In social insects such as honey bees, pheromone...
  9. Bee Forum
    Social Context and Reproductive Potential Affect Worker Reproductive Decisions in a Eusocial Insect Eighty-four percent of the fertile bees introduced into a foreign nest (n = 6 colonies) had developed ovaries seven days later, whereas only 55.6% (n = 6 colonies, p = 0.037) did when reintroduced...
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