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Effect of meteorological conditions on the feeding and egg laying of the queen honey bee



Effect of meteorological conditions on the feeding and egg laying of the queen honey bee



Comptes Rendus de l' Academie des Sciences Serie III, Sciences de la Vie 318(2): 245-248



In studies on Apis mellifera ligustica colonies, workers fed the queen significantly more often, and the queen laid significantly more eggs, on warm days than on cool days; in the night, differences were not significant. From measurements of temperature, RH and air movement inside the hive, it was concluded that activity by foragers, which increased on warm days, caused an increase in air movements. These affected workers in the hive attending the queen.

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