Lack of kin recognition in swarming honeybees ( Apis mellifera )

@article{Kryger1997LackOK,
  title={Lack of kin recognition in swarming honeybees ( Apis mellifera )},
  author={Per Kryger and Robin Moritz},
  journal={Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology},
  year={1997},
  volume={40},
  pages={271-276}
}
Honeybee colonies reproduce by colony fission and swarming. The primary swarm leaves the nest with the mated mother queen. Further “after-swarms” can leave the nest. These are composed of virgin queens and sister workers. Since all workers in the primary swarm have the same relationship to the mother queen, kin recognition cannot have any effect on the worker distribution in the swarm. Because of polyandry of the mother queen, the after-swarm is composed of super- and halfsister workers of the… CONTINUE READING
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