Effects of Insemination Quantity on Honey Bee Queen Physiology

@article{Richard2007EffectsOI,
  title={Effects of Insemination Quantity on Honey Bee Queen Physiology},
  author={Freddie-Jeanne Richard and David R. Tarpy and Christina M Grozinger},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2007},
  volume={2},
  pages={163 - 184}
}
Mating has profound effects on the physiology and behavior of female insects, and in honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens, these changes are permanent. Queens mate with multiple males during a brief period in their early adult lives, and shortly thereafter they initiate egg-laying. Furthermore, the pheromone profiles of mated queens differ from those of virgins, and these pheromones regulate many different aspects of worker behavior and colony organization. While it is clear that mating causes… CONTINUE READING

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