Female parasitism of European honey bees by Africanized honey bee swarms in Mexico.

@inproceedings{Vergara1993FemalePO,
  title={Female parasitism of European honey bees by Africanized honey bee swarms in Mexico.},
  author={Carlos H. Vergara and Alfred Dietz and Adalberto P{\'e}rez de L{\'e}on},
  year={1993}
}
SUMMARYFemale reproductive parasitism, or queen usurpation, was observed in honey bee colonies maintained in the Gulf coastal plain of Mexico between November 1987 and October 1990. Fifty-one of the European honey bee colonies managed during this study were invaded by Africanized honey bee swarms in two of three apiary monitoring lines, with annual invasion rates ranging from 0% to 40%. Queenless colonies were invaded with a significantly greater frequency than queenright colonies, in two of… CONTINUE READING

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