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Honey production by European, Africanized and hybrid honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies in Mexico



Honey production by European, Africanized and hybrid honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies in Mexico



American Bee Journal 144(4): 318-320



The honey production of 118 European, 80 Africanized and 84 hybrid honey bee (A. mellifera) colonies in Mexico was recorded and compared. Hybrid colonies were of two types: (1) those obtained from open-mated European queens, and (2) those obtained from open-mated Africanized queens. European bee colonies yielded significantly more honey than Africanized and hybrid colonies of Africanized maternal ancestry.

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