Gibberellic Acid: Effects of Feeding in an Artificial Diet for Honeybees

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Science  24 Jun 1966:
Vol. 152, Issue 3730, pp. 1765-1766
DOI: 10.1126/science.152.3730.1765


Complete larval and pupal development occur in colonies of honeybees when adult bees are allowed to feed upon an artificial diet containing gibberellic acid. In the absence of gibberellic acid larvae die in the 3rd or 4th day of development.