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Feeding efficiency of pollen substitutes in a honeybee colony: effect of feeding site on royal jelly and queen production



Feeding efficiency of pollen substitutes in a honeybee colony: effect of feeding site on royal jelly and queen production



Applied Entomology and Zoology 234: 481-487



Colonies of Apis mellifera, confined in 2 x 2 x 2 m cages, were fed with a pollen substitute either placed on the top bars (T) or hung between the brood frames (B). Pollen substitute consumption and royal jelly production were 20-35% higher for B than for T. The following were also better for B: hypopharyngeal gland development in newly emerged workers, acceptance of grafted larvae in artificial queen cups, and the amount of royal jelly in queen cells.

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DOI: 10.1303/aez.23.481


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