o-Aminoacetophenone, a pheromone that repels honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)

R. E. Page, M. S. Blum, H. M. Fales

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o-Aminoacetophenone is a pheromone produced by virgin honeybee queens and released with feces. In small social groups, the pheromone repels and is used to terminate agonistic interactions between queens and workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)270-271
Number of pages2
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1988


  • Pheromone
  • honeybee
  • social behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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