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Queen cup and queen cell production in honeybee colonies



Queen cup and queen cell production in honeybee colonies



Journal of Apicultural Research 184: 253-256



The numbers of queen cups and queen cells in standard colonies were monitored for 3 years. Most were found in the late spring. When queen cups and queen cells were removed, the bees replaced them, the proportion varying over the season and being highest in spring and early summer. High numbers of queen cups and cells appear to be related to a high and increasing rate of brood rearing.

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DOI: 10.1080/00218839.1979.11099978


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