Social networks predict the life and death of honey bees

Volume: 12, Issue: 1
Published: Feb 17, 2021
Abstract
In complex societies, individuals' roles are reflected by interactions with other conspecifics. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) generally change tasks as they age, but developmental trajectories of individuals can vary drastically due to physiological and environmental factors. We introduce a succinct descriptor of an individual's social network that can be obtained without interfering with the colony. This 'network age' accurately predicts task...
Paper Details
Title
Social networks predict the life and death of honey bees
Published Date
Feb 17, 2021
Volume
12
Issue
1
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