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The influence of a honeybee (Apis mellifera) colony on egg-laying by its queen



The influence of a honeybee (Apis mellifera) colony on egg-laying by its queen



Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 15: 224-228



Experiments on queen interchange were carried out between June and October, using 27 colonies with a relatively large number of eggs and 27 colonies with a small number. Mean numbers of bees in each group of colonies were similar. The number of eggs laid in the two groups 3 days and 8 days after their queens had been exchanged showed that the new queen was influenced by her recipient colony, although she did not adapt completely to egg-laying rate of the previous queen.M.D.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.1972.tb00200.x


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