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My Vacation with Apis mellifera

Gadagkar, R (1993) My Vacation with Apis mellifera. In: IUSSI Indian Chapter, Newsletter, 7 (1,2). pp. 3-4.

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At the invitation of Dr. Bert Holldobler, I spent three months in the su mmcr of 1993 at the Thoedor-Boveri Institute for Biowissenchaften at Wurzburg in Germany. During this period Dr. Wolfgang Kirchner, who is famous for developing, along with Dr A. Michelsen of Denmark, a robot bee for studying the bee dance language, mentioned to me that while the ability of )Vorker honey bees to discriminate nestmate queens from non-nestmate queens and nestmate workers from non-nestmate workers is well known, whether worker honey bees can discriminate nestmate drones from non-nestmate drones is not well understood. However, there is something like a folk knowledge among bee keepers that drones freely move between one nest and another.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: IUSSI Indian Chapter, Newsletter
Publisher: IUSSI - Indian Chapter
Keywords: Vacation, Apis mellifera, Hymenoptera, Apidae, Honey bees
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Centre for Ecological Sciences
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2021 09:04
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2021 09:04
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/67908

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