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Functional characteristics of semen in the honey bee (A. m. ligustica S.) queen spermatheca and efficiency of the semen mixing technique in instrumental insemination



Functional characteristics of semen in the honey bee (A. m. ligustica S.) queen spermatheca and efficiency of the semen mixing technique in instrumental insemination



Bees without frontiers: Sixth European Bee Conference, Cardiff, UK, 1-5 July 2002: 153-155



At the end of the mating flight, the honeybee (Apis mellifera) queen returns to the hive with an average of 80-90 million spermatozoa in the lateral oviducts. Most of the spermatozoa are expelled within the following 24 hours. Due to spermatozoa motility and contraction of the longitudinal muscles in the spermatheca duct walls, which causes a vacuum pump effect, about 1/5 of the spermatozoa reach the spermatheca (Page, 1986; Moritz, 1989).

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