Veeranan Chaimanee

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Queen health is closely linked to colony performance in honey bees as a single queen is normally responsible for all egg laying and brood production within the colony. In the U. S. in recent years, queens have been failing at a high rate; with 50% or greater of queens replaced in colonies within 6 months when historically a queen might live one to two(More)
Nosema ceranae is a microsporidium parasite infecting honey bees worldwide. All colony members including workers, drones, and queens can become infected. In this study, we inoculated queens of age 1, 6, and 12 days post-adult emergence, with N. ceranae spores of different doses and allowed them to age an additional 12 days. The results indicated that(More)
The figure legends for Figs 2 and 3 are incorrect and should be reversed. Please see the correct figure legends below. Fig 2. Percent sperm viability in queens (n = 10 per shipping method / breeder) obtained from six queen breeders across the U.S. utilizing two shipping methods, US Postal Service Priority (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS). Queen(More)
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