Colony reproduction in Tetragonisca angustula (Apidae, Meliponini)

@article{vanVeen2000ColonyRI,
  title={Colony reproduction in Tetragonisca angustula (Apidae, Meliponini)},
  author={Johan van Veen and Marinus J. Sommeijer},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2000},
  volume={47},
  pages={70-75}
}
Summary: Colony multiplication of the neotropical stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula started with the finding of a new nesting site by scout bees, followed by the cleaning of the cavity. Cerumen was flown in from the mother colony for the sealing of crevices and the construction of an entrance tube. Major investment of the mother colony in the daughter nest was in workers and cerumen. Almost negligible amounts of pollen were transported from the mother colony after arrival of the gyne in the… 
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