Egg-Weight Variance in Honey Bees

  title={Egg-Weight Variance in Honey Bees},
  author={W. Roberts and S. Taber},
  journal={Annals of The Entomological Society of America},
Mean weight of eggs, as influenced by rate of production and other factors, both genetic and environmental, was examined in 8 hybrid lines of honey bees, Apis mellifera L., by an experimental design in which bees were divided into 4 Latin square groups. Eggs laid by each queen within a group for a 6-hr period were collected once each week during an 8-week period. Eggs were weighed and their numbers recorded. These data confirmed our earlier conclusion that egg weight is heritable and that the… Expand
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