Discrimination of Nestmate workers and drones in honeybees

Kirchner, W. H. ; Gadagkar, R. (1994) Discrimination of Nestmate workers and drones in honeybees Insectes Sociaux, 41 (3). pp. 335-338. ISSN 0020-1812

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Discrimination of nestmates from non-nestmates has mainly been investigated in female social insects. Little is known about discrimination of males. Here we show that under natural conditions at the nest entrance, honeybee workers can discriminate nestmate drones from non-nestmate drones as effectively as they can discriminate nestmate workers from non-nestmate workers.

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Keywords:Nestmate Discrimination; Sociobiology; Apis mellifera
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