volume 166, issue 7, P528-534 2018
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12700
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Bridget O. Bobadoye, Ayuka T. Fombong, Nkoba Kiatoko, Raina Suresh, Peter E. A. Teal, Daisy Salifu, Baldwyn Torto

Abstract: Abstract Recent studies have shown that honey bees, bumble bees, and some meliponine bee species of the genera Trigona, Meliponula, and Dactylurina are hosts of the small hive beetle (SHB) Aethina tumidaMurray (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae), a pest of honey bee colonies in various regions of the world. Olfaction has been implicated in SHB infestations of honey bee and bumble bee colonies. We used olfactometer bioassays to investigate responses of adult male and female SHBs to odors from intact colonies and separat…

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