Does the queen of Plebeia remota (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini) stimulate her workers to start brood cell construction after winter?

  title={Does the queen of Plebeia remota (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini) stimulate her workers to start brood cell construction after winter?},
  author={M. F. Ribeiro},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
In stingless bees the Provisioning and Oviposition Process (POP) is quite complicated, involving several interactions between queen and workers. Plebeia remota nests typically stop cell construction and oviposition in fall and winter. However, little is known about the phenomenon. In order to investigate the role of queen and workers in the starting of cell construction after this interruption of activity, 9 pairs of P. remota colonies were used. Queens of active colonies were placed into… Expand

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