Effect of requeening on fall populations of honey bees in the northern Great Plains of North America.

publication date: Dec 1, 2008
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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 47 (4) pp. 271-280
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Date
December 2008
 
Article Title

Effect of requeening on fall populations of honey bees in the northern Great Plains of North America. 
Author(s)

J. Lloyd Harris

Abstract

The effects of requeening honey bee colonies in the last week of July with newly mated queens, mature queen cells, or supersedure cells, on sealed brood, adult worker bee populations and colony population demographics were assessed at twelve day intervals until early December.  Requeening altered brood rearing patterns, adult worker bee populations and colony demographics.  Requeened colonies contained populations with higher proportions of young bees.  By early December, colony population sizes converged amongst treatments and were not statistically different.

Keywords
Requeening, honey bee colonies, colony demographics, brood rearing patterns, North America
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