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Factors affecting development of chalkbrood disease in colonies of honey bees, Apis mellifera, fed pollen contaminated with Ascosphaera apis☆
Abstract Using improved methods, colonies of honey bees, Apis mellifera, selected and bred for resistance and for susceptibility to chalkbrood disease caused by the fungus, Ascosphaera apis, wereExpand
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Colony founding and initial nest design of honey bees, Apis mellifera L.
Abstract Thirty-two colonies of bees with varying populations were established in 1·2-m3 boxes for 24 days. At the end of this time, the bees were killed, and the comb structure, design, andExpand
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Preservation of Honey Bee Semen
Fertilized eggs have been obtained from queen honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) inseminated with sperm that had been stored in vitro at above-freezing temperatures for up to 68 days. The effects ofExpand
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Chemistry of the Drone Honey Bee Reproductive System. II. Carbohydrates in the Reproductive Organs and Semen
Three sugars—fructose, glucose, and trehalose—are found in the free form in all the main anatomical areas of the reproductive system, occurring in considerably greater quantities in drones leavingExpand
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Composition and possible significance of fatty acids in the lipid classes in honey bee semen
Abstract Phospholipids constitute the major fraction present in the lipids of honey bee semen. The neutral lipids appear to be composed primarily of triglycerides, sterols, sterol esters, and freeExpand
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Separation and Determination of Seminal Plasma and Sperm Amino Acids of the Honey Bee, Apis Mellifera
Quantitative determinations, using microbiological and paper chromatography methods, showed the arginine content of both seminal plasma and spermatozoa of the honey bee to be greater than that of anyExpand
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