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    Ethanol-Induced Effects on Sting Extension Response and Punishment Learning in the Western Honey Bee (Apis mellifera) Acute ethanol administration is associated with sedation and analgesia as well as behavioral disinhibition and memory loss but the mechanisms underlying these effects remain to...
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    Changes in Learning and Foraging Behaviour within Developing Bumble Bee (Bombus terrestris) Colonies Organisation in eusocial insect colonies emerges from the decisions and actions of its individual members. In turn, these decisions and actions are influenced by the individual's behaviour (or...
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    Function and Distribution of 5-HT2 Receptors in the Honeybee (Apis mellifera) Serotonin plays a pivotal role in regulating and modulating physiological and behavioral processes in both vertebrates and invertebrates. In the honeybee (Apis mellifera), serotonin has been implicated in division of...
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    January 19 The Basics of Bees and Beekeeping February 16 Setting up Your Apiary and Introduction to Integrated Pest management (IPM) March 16 and 23 Building Your Hive (Come prepared with hammers, wood glue and hive kits) April 27 (4th Saturday of the month) Install Your Bees May 18 New Colony...
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    A Comparative Study of Relational Learning Capacity in Honeybees (Apis mellifera) and Stingless Bees (Melipona rufiventris) It has long been known that bees have an impressive capacity to learn and discriminate colors, shapes, patterns and odors [2]–[6]. These learning abilities have been...
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    Learning Impairment in Honey Bees Caused by Agricultural Spray Adjuvants Spray adjuvants are often applied to crops in conjunction with agricultural pesticides in order to boost the efficacy of the active ingredient(s). The adjuvants themselves are largely assumed to be biologically inert and...
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    No Trade-Off between Learning Speed and Associative Flexibility in Bumblebees: A Reversal Learning Test with Multiple Colonies Differences in learning performance and cognitive (behavioral) flexibility could reflect more general differences in colony learning ability. Or to “dumb it down†–...
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