Age components of queen retinue workers in honeybee colony (Apis mellifera)

  title={Age components of queen retinue workers in honeybee colony (Apis mellifera)},
  author={Yao Yi and You Li and Zhi-Jiang Zeng},
It’s known that elaborate age is closely associated with polyethism in honeybee colonies, and the circle composed of queen retinue workers is a usual phenomenon in honeybee colonies. In this study , we showed that the age-bracket of retinue workers is 2- 23 d, but mainly  6-18d by marking newly hatched workers in two colonies . 

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