Parasitic Cape honeybee workers, Apis mellifera capensis, evade policing

@article{Martin2002ParasiticCH,
  title={Parasitic Cape honeybee workers, Apis mellifera capensis, evade policing},
  author={Stephen J Martin and Madeleine Beekman and Theresa C. Wossler and Francis L. W. Ratnieks},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={163-165}
}
Relocation of the Cape honeybee, Apis mellifera capensis, by bee-keepers from southern to northern South Africa in 1990 has caused widespread death of managed African honeybee, A. m. scutellata, colonies. Apis mellifera capensis worker bees are able to lay diploid, female eggs without mating by means of automictic thelytoky (meiosis followed by fusion of two meiotic products to restore egg diploidy), whereas workers of other honeybee subspecies are able to lay only haploid, male eggs. The A. m… CONTINUE READING
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