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Apidologie
Volume 24, Number 3, 1993
Neurobiology of the honeybee
Page(s) 297 - 307
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:19930309
Apidologie 24 (1993) 297-307
DOI: 10.1051/apido:19930309

Acoustical communication in honeybees

W.H. Kirchner

Theodor-Boveri-Institut für Biowissenschaften der Universität, Lehrstuhl für Verhaltensphysiologie und Soziobiologie, D-9707 Würzburg, Germany

Abstract - Airborne sound and vibrational signals play an important role in honeybee communication. Physiological mechanisms of production, transmission and perception of acoustical signals in honeybees as well as the biological significance of these communication systems are discussed.


Key words: acoustical communication / sensory physiology / vibration / sound / hearing