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Behavioural and physiological implications of queen dominance in stingless bees


, : Behavioural and physiological implications of queen dominance in stingless bees. Behavioural and physiological implications of queen dominance in stingless bees: 109 pp.

The dominance of the queen over the reproduction of the workers and virgin queens (gynes) in stingless bee (Meliponinae) colonies was studied and the results are presented in 5 chapters. The first of these describes the occurrence of laying workers in colonies of Tetragonisca angustula having a laying queen. The results indicate that the queen, by her own egg laying, obstructs oviposition by the workers by limiting the availability of oviposition sites.

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