Special Issue "Honey Bee Behavior"
A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2013)
Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Evans
Department of Biology and Animal Behavior Program, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA 17837, USA
Interests: honey bee behavior; learning; spatial memory; orientation; navigation; viral disease effects on behavior
Honey bees, Apis mellifera L., live in a structured insect society, headed by a female monarch with a highly organized, yet flexible work force. The colony can both aggressively defend itself and effectively harvest nearby natural resources for it's long term survival. Individual bees function not as automatons, but rather as problem solvers for the group. Across multiple levels of biological organization, the honey bee has fascinated both naturalists and philosophers, psychologists and biologists; from genes to physiology to behavior to ecology, honey bees serve as a model organism. In this Special Issues of the journal Insects, we unite scholars using multiple perspectives to understand the honey bee and its contributions to modern science.
Prof. Dr. Elizabeth Capaldi Evans
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Insects 2014, 5(3), 629-638; doi:10.3390/insects5030629
Received: 13 February 2014; in revised form: 20 July 2014 / Accepted: 23 July 2014 / Published: 30 July 2014| PDF Full-text (643 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Observation of the Mating Behavior of Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Queens Using Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID): Factors Influencing the Duration and Frequency of Nuptial Flights
Insects 2014, 5(3), 513-527; doi:10.3390/insects5030513
Received: 17 December 2013; in revised form: 16 April 2014 / Accepted: 20 June 2014 / Published: 1 July 2014| PDF Full-text (645 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Honey Bee Location- and Time-Linked Memory Use in Novel Foraging Situations: Floral Color Dependency
Insects 2014, 5(1), 243-269; doi:10.3390/insects5010243
Received: 30 October 2013; in revised form: 17 January 2014 / Accepted: 28 January 2014 / Published: 14 February 2014| PDF Full-text (635 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: The First Order Transfer Function in the Analysis of Agrochemical Data in Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera L.): Proboscis Extension Reflex (PER) Studies
Insects 2014, 5(1), 167-198; doi:10.3390/insects5010167
Received: 14 October 2013; in revised form: 4 November 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 7 January 2014| PDF Full-text (292 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Insects 2014, 5(1), 120-138; doi:10.3390/insects5010120
Received: 1 November 2013; in revised form: 4 December 2013 / Accepted: 23 December 2013 / Published: 2 January 2014| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (2148 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Effect of Olfactory Stimulus on the Flight Course of a Honeybee, Apis mellifera, in a Wind Tunnel
Insects 2014, 5(1), 92-104; doi:10.3390/insects5010092
Received: 31 October 2013; in revised form: 21 December 2013 / Accepted: 24 December 2013 / Published: 31 December 2013| PDF Full-text (898 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Insects 2013, 4(4), 646-662; doi:10.3390/insects4040646
Received: 1 July 2013; in revised form: 2 October 2013 / Accepted: 28 October 2013 / Published: 6 November 2013| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (397 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Insects 2013, 4(4), 542-557; doi:10.3390/insects4040542
Received: 2 July 2013; in revised form: 4 September 2013 / Accepted: 8 October 2013 / Published: 18 October 2013| PDF Full-text (428 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Last update: 31 July 2014