Interspecific and conspecific colony mergers in the dwarf honey bees Apis andreniformis and A. florea

@article{Wongvilas2010InterspecificAC,
  title={Interspecific and conspecific colony mergers in the dwarf honey bees Apis andreniformis and A. florea},
  author={S. Wongvilas and S. Deowanish and J. Lim and V. Xie and O. Griffith and B. Oldroyd},
  journal={Insectes Sociaux},
  year={2010},
  volume={57},
  pages={251-255}
}
The dwarf honey bees Apis florea and A. andreniformis are sympatric in southeast Asia. We translocated eight A. florea colonies and four A. andreniformis colonies to an orchard near Sai Yoke, Thailand. After 2 days, we dequeened half of the colonies. Microsatellite genotyping showed that a queenless A. florea colony merged with a queenright A. florea colony, and a queenless A. andreniformis colony merged with a queenright A. florea colony. The inter-specific merger in particular shows that… Expand
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