Modelling the effects of repellent chemicals on foraging bees
Ridout, Martin S., Faddy, Malcolm J., & Solomon, Michael G. (2006) Modelling the effects of repellent chemicals on foraging bees. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C (Applied Statistics), 55(1), pp. 63-75.
Many pesticide sprays that are used for crop protection are harmful to honey-bees. It can therefore be beneficial to add to the spray chemical compounds that are repellent to bees, to discourage them from feeding on recently sprayed crops. Experiments were conducted using an artificial feeding station to assess the repellent effects of various compounds. In this system, bees arrive at the feeding station, choose between feeding dishes to which different chemicals have been added, feed for a variable period and then depart. The number of bees at each feeding dish is recorded at intervals of 1 min. We discuss the analysis of data from this type of experiment, based on a queuing theory model.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
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|Keywords:||Apis mellifera, Feeding station, Gamma distribution, Honey, bee|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES (010000) > STATISTICS (010400) > Applied Statistics (010401)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2006 Blackwell Publishing|
|Deposited On:||21 Jun 2007|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:20|
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