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Journal of Insect Behavior

, Volume 8, Issue 6, pp 855–861 | Cite as

A highly specialized social grooming honey bee (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

  • Darrell Moore
  • Jennifer E. Angel
  • Iain M. Cheeseman
  • Gene E. Robinson
  • Susan E. Fahrbach
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Key words

Apis mellifera division of labor honey bee task specialization temporal polyethism social grooming 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Darrell Moore
    • 1
  • Jennifer E. Angel
    • 2
  • Iain M. Cheeseman
    • 2
  • Gene E. Robinson
    • 2
  • Susan E. Fahrbach
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesEast Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City
  2. 2.Department of EntomologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbana

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