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The use of honey bee queen mandibular gland pheromone in mating nuclei management



The use of honey bee queen mandibular gland pheromone in mating nuclei management



American Bee Journal 133(10): 725-727



Synthetic queen honey bee (Apis mellifera) mandibular gland pheromone (QMP) was added to 84 queen mating nuclei in Manitoba and British Columbia, Canada. Nuclei that contained pheromone had more worker bees present 1 week and 3 weeks after they were established compared to nuclei without pheromone, though the difference was statistically significant in only one study.

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