An analysis of the factors involved in the formation of a cluster of honeybees

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Free, J. B. and Butler, C. G. 1955. An analysis of the factors involved in the formation of a cluster of honeybees. Behaviour. 7 (1), pp. 304-316.

AuthorsFree, J. B. and Butler, C. G.
Abstract

It has been found that the stimuli of scent, vibration, and heat, which are produced by a cluster of bees, can each, provided they are of sufficient magnitude, attract individual bees to join it. 2. Bees can be attracted by sight alone towards actively moving bees. 3. Hungry bees prefer to join a cluster of bees from whom they can obtain food; and well-fed bees are more attractive to individual bees than are hungry bees, even when the individual bees are unable to obtain food from well-fed ones.

Year of Publication1955
JournalBehaviour
Journal citation7 (1), pp. 304-316
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1163/156853955X00111
Web address (URL)https://brill.com/view/journals/beh/7/1/article-p304_11.xml?rskey=CTdJo6&result=1
Open accessPublished as bronze (free) open access
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Print01 Jan 1955
Copyright licensePublisher copyright
ISSN0005-7959
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers

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