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Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology

, Volume 51, Issue 6, pp 590–591 | Cite as

Egg-marking pheromones in honey-bees Apis mellifera

  • Benjamin P. Oldroyd
  • Francis L. W. Ratnieks
  • T. C. Wossler
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Keywords

Behav Ecol Queenless Coloni Anarchistic Worker Queenright Colony Discriminator Coloni 
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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin P. Oldroyd
    • 1
  • Francis L. W. Ratnieks
    • 2
  • T. C. Wossler
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Biological Sciences A12University of SydneyAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Animal and Plant SciencesUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  3. 3.Department of Zoology and EntomologyUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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