Dual choice feeding tests were performed to verify a preference of forager honeybees for artificial nectars supplemented with various amino acids. Proline-containing nectar was preferred over a solution containing only sugars. Daily individual consumption was initially higher also for alanine-containing nectar, but the difference became not statistically significant afterwards. On the contrary, a negative response was found for serine. When the test was carried out with two nectars enriched with different amino acids, the same preference hierarchy was evident.

Amino acid content and nectar preference in forager honeybees / M., Bertazzini; P., Medrzycki; L., Bortolotti; Maistrello, Lara; G., Forlani. - STAMPA. - .:(2010), pp. 143-.. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 4th European Conference of Apidology tenutosi a Ankara, Turkey nel 7-9 September.

Amino acid content and nectar preference in forager honeybees

MAISTRELLO, Lara;
2010

Abstract

Dual choice feeding tests were performed to verify a preference of forager honeybees for artificial nectars supplemented with various amino acids. Proline-containing nectar was preferred over a solution containing only sugars. Daily individual consumption was initially higher also for alanine-containing nectar, but the difference became not statistically significant afterwards. On the contrary, a negative response was found for serine. When the test was carried out with two nectars enriched with different amino acids, the same preference hierarchy was evident.
4th European Conference of Apidology
Ankara, Turkey
7-9 September
M., Bertazzini; P., Medrzycki; L., Bortolotti; Maistrello, Lara; G., Forlani
Amino acid content and nectar preference in forager honeybees / M., Bertazzini; P., Medrzycki; L., Bortolotti; Maistrello, Lara; G., Forlani. - STAMPA. - .:(2010), pp. 143-.. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 4th European Conference of Apidology tenutosi a Ankara, Turkey nel 7-9 September.
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