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  1. Commercial Beekeeping
    Our farm made this video in-house which is sort of funny because we've always made better videos than the "pros" we could hire around here. The narrations, the script, the graphics, and the videography was all done by BEEKEEPERS! Suck it film industry hahaha Hope you find it interesting...
  2. Bee Forum
    Age at Which Larvae Are Orphaned Determines Their Development into Typical or Rebel Workers in the Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) In the honeybee, diploid larvae fed with royal jelly develop into reproductive queens, whereas larvae fed with royal jelly for three days only and subsequently with...
  3. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    Morphometric Identification of Queens, Workers and Intermediates in In Vitro Reared Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) In vitro rearing is an important and useful tool for honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) studies. However, it often results in intercastes between queens and workers, which are normally are...
  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
    A friend who has been beekeeping for 30 plus years suggested that replacing the brood frames in a laying worker hive was necessary due to the size of the cells caused by drone brood. Curious as to what others feel about this. If you have a laying worker hive and you have requeened, is it a...
  6. 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...
  7. Bee Forum
    Hox Gene Expression Leads to Differential Hind Leg Development between Honeybee Castes Beyond the physiological and behavioral, differences in appendage morphology between the workers and queens of Apis mellifera are pre-eminent. Development of the hind legs diphenism characteristic of this...
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