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Differences in filling of the spermatheca after natural and artificial insemination of the queen honeybee



Differences in filling of the spermatheca after natural and artificial insemination of the queen honeybee



Apidologie 22(4): 439-441



Twenty-two mutant cordovan Apis mellifera queens were allowed to fly out once for natural mating with either cordovan or wild-type drones. The number of spermatozoa (Sp) found in the spermatheca of these queens averaged 3.2 million. Two queens producing pure offspring had 0.1 and 0.5 million Sp; each must have mated once so received approximately 1.7 micro l semen.

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