Introduction and Acceptance of European Queens in Africanized and European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Colonies

Ernesto Guzmán-Novoa, Robert Page, Adriana Correa-Benitez

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Abstract

The acceptance rate of European queens in honey bee colonies was determined. Queens were introduced in 38 Africanized and in 37 European bee colonies. Queen introduction was performed with the traditional Benton mailing-cage method. Queen acceptance in both types of colonies did not differ. 83.8% and 89.4% of the queens were accepted in European and Africanized colonies, respectively. Our results suggest that the acceptance of European queens in Africanized bee colonies should not be an additional problem for North American beekeepers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-668
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Bee Journal
Volume137
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1997
Externally publishedYes

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Introduction and Acceptance of European Queens in Africanized and European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Colonies. / Guzmán-Novoa, Ernesto; Page, Robert; Correa-Benitez, Adriana.

In: American Bee Journal, Vol. 137, No. 9, 09.1997, p. 667-668.

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Guzmán-Novoa, Ernesto ; Page, Robert ; Correa-Benitez, Adriana. / Introduction and Acceptance of European Queens in Africanized and European Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Colonies. In: American Bee Journal. 1997 ; Vol. 137, No. 9. pp. 667-668.
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