A note on introducing four-day old virgin queens into nucleus colonies using artificial queen cells in Alberta, Canada.

Warr, J.E., Horswill, S., Melathopoulos, A.P., and Pernal, S.F. (2012). "A note on introducing four-day old virgin queens into nucleus colonies using artificial queen cells in Alberta, Canada.", Science of Bee Culture (Supplement to Bee Culture Magazine), 4(1), pp. 8-9.

Abstract

The article presents the authors' insight regarding their study on the introduction of four-day-old virgin queens bees into nucleus colonies in Alberta. The authors note the use of artificial queen cells in their study and mention the potential attribution of artificial queen cells' poor performance to the composition of the wax-honey plugs. Furthermore, the authors consider the insufficient ability of artificial queen cells in providing a consistent queen release in apicultural conditions.

Date modified: