Factors preceding queen rearing in the Africanized honeybee (Apis mellifera) in South America

@article{Winston1980FactorsPQ,
  title={Factors preceding queen rearing in the Africanized honeybee (Apis mellifera) in South America},
  author={Mark L. Winston and Orley R. Taylor},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={1980},
  volume={27},
  pages={289-304}
}
SummaryFactors which may initiate queen rearing and swarming in colonies of Africanized honeybees are presented. These factors include colony size (comb area, worker population), patterns of comb utilization, congestion of brood and adult workers in the brood nest area, and worker age distribution. Factors not associated with queen rearing and swarming include volume of the potential nesting cavity and the ratio of nurse bees to brood, a measure of available brood food. A new multifactorial… CONTINUE READING

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