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Effects of reproductive timing and colony size on the survival, offspring colony size and drone production in the honey bee (Apis mellifera)



Effects of reproductive timing and colony size on the survival, offspring colony size and drone production in the honey bee (Apis mellifera)



Ecological Entomology 122: 187-195



In 1982 and 1983, a total of 14 colonies at Fort Langley, BC, Canada, were monitored for swarm production. Of the total 30 swarms produced, 14 were primary swarms, 10 were first afterswarms, and 6 were second or third afterswarms. The average numbers of offspring colonies produced were 1.86 and 2.57 per parent colony in 1982 and 1983 respectively.

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2311.1987.tb00997.x


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