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1. Cicciarelli, Richard. Drone Eviction In Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera Ssp.) .

Degree: 2013, Cornell University

Social insect colonies depend on individuals coordinating their efforts and adjusting their investment in various nest activities to maximize growth and reproduction. Honey bees (Apis mellifera ssp.) are constantly adjusting nest tasks depending upon availability of nectar and pollen. The production of drone honey bees is regulated by the queen and by the workers. While production of drones is important for reproduction, maintaining adult drones can place a strain on colony resources. At a certain point during the foraging season, the cost of maintaining drones outweighs the benefits, and adult drones are evicted from the colony. We investigated the causes of drone eviction and examined how quickly this process can occur. Using observation hives, colonies were either caged or uncaged and fed or unfed. By regulating access to resources in the field, we found that as little as 48 hours of poor foraging conditions is sufficient to produce a shift in drone location within the colony and significantly increase the rate of drone mortality(P<0.01). These results highlight the rate at which the honey bee colony can respond to changing environmental conditions. The age of the workers involved in the drone eviction process and the impact of nectar availability vs. pollen availability remain to be determined. Advisors/Committee Members: Rayor, Linda Susan (committeeMember), Seeley, Thomas Dyer (committeeMember), Gilbert, Cole (committeeMember).

Subjects/Keywords: Drone regulation; honey bees; reproductive investment

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APA (6th Edition):

Cicciarelli, R. (2013). Drone Eviction In Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera Ssp.) . (Thesis). Cornell University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1813/34344

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Cicciarelli, Richard. “Drone Eviction In Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera Ssp.) .” 2013. Thesis, Cornell University. Accessed February 27, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1813/34344.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Cicciarelli, Richard. “Drone Eviction In Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera Ssp.) .” 2013. Web. 27 Feb 2020.

Vancouver:

Cicciarelli R. Drone Eviction In Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera Ssp.) . [Internet] [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2013. [cited 2020 Feb 27]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/34344.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Cicciarelli R. Drone Eviction In Honey Bees (Apis Mellifera Ssp.) . [Thesis]. Cornell University; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1813/34344

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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