Journal of Apicultural Research
International Bee Research Association
A detailed description is given of a controlled-environment flight room for the study of bee behaviour both in and outside the colony. Experiments demonstrated the ability of a colony to collect pollen, sugar syrup and water in the room, and to rear brood normally, increasing its strength throughout It months in spring. The behaviour of bees collecting powdered pollen from a tray 30 ft. [10 m.l from the hive was influenced by the amount and distribution of light in the room.
Nye, W. P. 1962. Observations on the Behavior of Bees in a Controlled-environment room. J. Api. Res. 1:28-32, fig., tables.