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

Experientia. 1988 Mar 15;44(3):270-1. doi: 10.1007/BF01941735.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acetophenones / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Bees* / physiology*
  • Behavior, Animal / physiology
  • Pheromones / physiology*


  • Acetophenones
  • Pheromones
  • 2-aminoacetophenone