Influence of the presence of adult drones on the further production of drones in honey bee (Apis mellifera L) coloniesC.E. Henderson
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
Abstract - Adult drones were removed from experimental colonies and the number of drones reared was compared with that of control colonies containing natural numbers of drones. No differences were found in the number of drones reared in the experimental and control colonies in 3 samplings taken at 12, 24 and 36 d post-treatment.
Key words: drone / sex ratio