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Oviposition rates of instrumentally inseminated and naturally mated queen honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)



Oviposition rates of instrumentally inseminated and naturally mated queen honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)



Annals of the Entomological Society of America 791: 112-115



Egg-laying rates of queens were measured in colonies containing no brood and about 3000 or 12 000 workers. Naturally mated queens were heavier and laid more eggs per day than instrumentally inseminated queens. Carbon dioxide anaesthesia caused weight loss in queens and may have accounted for a least some of the difference.

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DOI: 10.1093/aesa/79.1.112


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