Demography and life history characteristics of two honey bee races (Apis mellifera)

@article{Winston2004DemographyAL,
  title={Demography and life history characteristics of two honey bee races (Apis mellifera)},
  author={M. Winston and Jennifer A. Dropkin and O. Taylor},
  journal={Oecologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={48},
  pages={407-413}
}
  • M. Winston, Jennifer A. Dropkin, O. Taylor
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Oecologia
  • SummaryIntra-colony demography and life history characteristics of neotropical Africanized and temperate European honey bearaces were compared under simulated feral conditions. Major differences in colony demography were found which nevertheless resulted in some similar reproductive characteristics. European colonies were larger than Africanized colonies, had more rapid initral growth rates of worker populations, showed better survivorship of brood and adult workers, and differed in patterns of… CONTINUE READING
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