Experientia

, Volume 33, Issue 9, pp 1240–1241

Juvenile hormone, vitellogenin and haemocyte composition in winter worker honeybees (Apis mellifera)

  • P. Fluri
  • H. Wille
  • L. Gerig
  • M. Lüscher
Endocrinologica

DOI: 10.1007/BF01922354

Cite this article as:
Fluri, P., Wille, H., Gerig, L. et al. Experientia (1977) 33: 1240. doi:10.1007/BF01922354

Summary

The haemolymph of winter bees (long life span) in contrast to that of summer bees (short life span) has a low juvenile hormone titre and a high protein titre. It is suggested that the winter bee physiology may be brought about by low JH-production.

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Fluri
    • 1
    • 2
  • H. Wille
    • 1
    • 2
  • L. Gerig
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Lüscher
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Animal PhysiologyZoological Institute of the University of BernBern(Switzerland)
  2. 2.Apicultural SectionFederal Dairy Research StationLiebefeld-Bern(Switzerland)