Free Access
Volume 41, Number 1, January-February 2010
Page(s) 54 - 61
Published online 15 September 2009
  • Allen M.D. (1955) Observations of honeybees attending their queen, Br. J. Anim. Behav. 3, 66–69 [CrossRef]
  • Allen M.D. (1960) The honeybee queen and her attendants, Anim. Behav. 8, 201–208 [CrossRef]
  • Arias M.C., Sheppard W.S. (1996) Molecular phylogenetics of honeybee subspecies (Apis mellifera L.) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequence, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 5, 557–566 [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Arias M.C., Sheppard W.S. (2005) Phylogenetic relationships of honeybees (Hymenoptera: Apinae: Apini) inferred from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequence data, Mol. Phylogenet. Evol. 37, 25–33 [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Breed M.D. (1998) Recognition pheromones of the honey bee, Bioscience 48, 463–470 [CrossRef]
  • Butler C.G. (1954) The method and importance of the recognition by a colony of honeybees (A. mellifera) of the presence of the queen, T. Roy. Entomol. Soc. London 105, 11–29 [CrossRef]
  • Crewe R.M., Velthuis H.H.W. (1980) False queens: a consequence of mandibular gland signals in worker honeybees, Naturwissenschaften 67, 467–469 [CrossRef]
  • Dietemann V., Pflugfelder J., Härtel S., Neumann P., Crewe R.M. (2006) Social parasitism by honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.): evidence for pheromonal resistance to host queen′s signals, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 60, 785–793 [CrossRef]
  • Dyer F.C. (2002) The biology of the dance language, Ann. Rev. Entomol. 47, 917–949 [CrossRef]
  • Dyer F.C., Seeley T.D. (1991) Dance dialects and foraging range in three Asian honey bee species, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 28, 227–233
  • Fletcher D.J.C, Ross K.G. (1985) Regulation of reproduction in eusocial Hymenoptera, Ann. Rev. Entomol. 30, 319–343 [CrossRef]
  • Free J.B. (1987) Pheromones of social bees, Chapman and Hall, London.
  • Hepburn H.R. (1998) Reciprocal interactions between honeybees and combs in the integration of some colony functions in Apis mellifera L., Apidologie 29, 47–66 [CrossRef] [EDP Sciences]
  • Hoover S.E.R., Winston M.L., Oldroyd B.P. (2005) Retinue attraction and ovary activation: responses of wild type and anarchistic honeybees (Apis mellifera) to queen and brood phromones, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 59, 278–284 [CrossRef]
  • Kaminski L.A., Slessor K.N., Winston M.L., Hay N.W., Borden J.H. (1990) Honeybee response to queen mandibular pheromone in laboratory bioassays, J. Chem. Ecol. 16, 841–850 [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Katzav-Gozansky T., Soroker V., Kamer J., Schulz C.M., Francke W., Hefetz A. (2003) Ultrastructural and chemical characterization of egg surface of honeybee worker and queen-laid eggs, Chemoecology 13, 129–134 [CrossRef]
  • Keeling C.I., Otis G.W., Hadisoesilo S., Slessor K.N. (2001) Mandibular gland component analysis in the head extracts of Apis cerana and Apis nigrocincta, Apidologie 32, 243–252 [CrossRef] [EDP Sciences]
  • Keeling C.I., Slessor K.N., Higo H.A., Winston M.L. (2003) New components of the honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queen retinue pheromone, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 100, 4486–4491 [CrossRef]
  • Lindauer M. (1957) Communication in swarm-bees searching for a new home, Nature 179, 63–66 [CrossRef]
  • Moritz R.F.A., Crewe R.M., Hepburn H.R. (2001) Attraction and repellence of workers by the honeybee queen (Apis mellifera L.), Ethology 107, 465–477 [CrossRef]
  • Moritz R.F.A., Simon U.E., Crewe R.M. (2000) Pheromonal contest between honeybee workers (Apis mellifera capensis), Naturwissenschaften 87, 395–397 [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Naumann K., Winston M.L., Slessor K.N., Prestwich G.D., Webster F.X. (1991) Production and transmission of honey bee queen (Apis mellifera L.) mandibular gland pheromone, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 29, 321–332 [CrossRef]
  • Neumann P., Moritz R.F.A. (2002) The Cape honeybee phenomenon: the sympatric evolution of a social parasite in real time? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 52, 271–281 [CrossRef]
  • Pankiw T., Winston M., Slessor K.N. (1994) Variation in worker response to honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) queen mandibular pheromone (Hymenoptera: Apidae), J. Insect Behav. 7, 1–15 [CrossRef]
  • Pankiw T., Winston M.L., Slessor K.N. (1995) Queen attendance behavior of worker honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) that are high and low responding to queen mandibular pheromone, Insectes Soc. 42, 371–378 [CrossRef]
  • Peeters C., Monnin T., Malosse C (1999) Cuticular hydrocarbons correlated with reproductive status in a queenless ant, Diponera quadriceps, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 266, 1323–1327. [CrossRef]
  • Plettner E., Otis G.W., Wimalaratne P.D.C., Winston M.L., Slessor K.N., Pankiw T., Punchihewa P.W.K. (1997) Species- and caste-determined mandibular gland signals in honey bees (Apis), J. Chem. Ecol. 23, 363–377 [CrossRef]
  • Ribbands C.R. (1953) The behavior and social life of honeybees, Bee Research Association, London.
  • Sakagami S.F. (1958) The false-queen: fourth adjustive response in dequeened honeybee colonies, Behaviour 13, 280–296 [CrossRef]
  • Seeley T.D. (1979) Queen substance dispersal by messenger workers honeybee colonies, Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 5, 391–415 [CrossRef]
  • Singer T.L. (1998) Roles of hydrocarbons in the recognition systems of insects, Am. Zool. 38, 394–405
  • Slessor K.N., Kaminski L.A., King G.G.S, Borden J.H., Winston M.L. (1988) Semiochemical basis of the retinue response to queen honey bees, Nature 332, 354–356 [CrossRef]
  • StatSoft Inc. (2008) STATISTICA, version 8.0.
  • Strauss K., Scharpenberg H., Crewe R.M., Glahn F., Foth H., Moritz R.F.A. (2008) The role of the queen mandibular gland pheromone in honeybees (Apis mellifera): honest signal or suppressive agent? Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 62, 1523–1531 [CrossRef]
  • Su S., Cai F., Si A., Zhang S., Tautz J., Chen S. (2008) East Learns from West: Asiatic honeybees can understand dance language of European honeybees, PLoS ONE 3, e2365.
  • Tan K., Hepburn H.R., He S.Y., Radloff S.E., Neumann P., Fang X. (2006) Gigantism in honeybees: Apis cerana queens reared in mixed-species colonies, Naturwissenschaften 93, 315–320 [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  • Tan K., Yang M.X., Radloff S.E., Hepburn H.R., Zhang Z.Y., Luo L.J., Li H. (2008) Dancing to different tunes: heterospecific deciphering of the honeybee waggle dance, Natuwissenschaften 95, 1165–1168 [CrossRef]
  • Velthuis H.H.W. (1972) Observations on the transmission of queen substances in the honey bee colony by the attendants of the queen, Behaviour 41, 105–128 [CrossRef]
  • Verheijen-Voogd C. (1959) How worker bees perceive the presence of their queen, J. Comp. Physiol. A 41, 527–582