Selective behaviour of honeybees in acquiring european propolis plant precursors
PBN-AR
Instytucja
Wydział Biologiczno-Chemiczny (Uniwersytet w Białymstoku)
Informacje podstawowe
Główny język publikacji
angielski
Czasopismo
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY
ISSN
0098-0331
EISSN
1573-1561
Wydawca
SPRINGER
DOI
URL
Rok publikacji
2016
Numer zeszytu
6
Strony od-do
475-485
Numer tomu
42
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Identyfikator DOI
Liczba arkuszy
1,54
Słowa kluczowe
angielski
Apis mellifera;
Propolis;
Downy birch;
Betula pubescens;
Silver birch;
Betula pendula;
Common aspen;
Populus tremula;
Black poplar;
Populus nigra;
Horse-chestnut;
Aesculus hippocastanum;
Black alder;
Alnus glutinosa;
Scots pine;
Pinus sylvestris
Streszczenia
Język
angielski
Treść
Honey bees harvest resins from various plant species and use them in the hive as propolis. While there have been a number of studies concerning the chemical composition of this antimicrobial product, little is known about selective behavior and bee preference when different potential plant sources of resin are available. The main objective of this paper was to investigate some aspects of behavioral patterns of honeybees in the context of resin acquisition. Samples of propolis originating from temperate zones of Europe and the supposed botanical precursors of the product were analyzed. Taxonomical markers of bud resins of two white birch species, aspen, black poplar, horse-chestnut, black alder, and Scots pine were determined through GC-MS analysis. All these trees have been reported as sources of propolis, but comparisons of the chemical composition of their bud resins with the compositions of propolis samples from seven European countries have demonstrated the presence of taxonomical markers only from black poplar, aspen, and one species of birch. This suggests selective behavior during the collection of bud resins by honeybees. To examine the causes of such selectivity, the antimicrobial properties of bud resins were determined. Horse-chestnut resins had lower antimicrobial activity than the other resins which did not differ significantly.
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PX-578835bcc2dc0c625e1cf303
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