WAX PRODUCTION BY CAGED WORKER HONEYBEES OF EUROPEAN AND TROPICAL AFRICAN ORIGIN

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 22 (4) pp.229-231
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Date
December 1983
Article Title
WAX PRODUCTION BY CAGED WORKER HONEYBEES OF EUROPEAN AND TROPICAL AFRICAN ORIGIN
Author(s)
S. C. JAY AND D. H. JAY
Abstract
The effects were assessed ofthe presence of a queen, and of beeswax foundation, and offeeding honey, sucrose solution, or a honey and pollen mixture, on the production of wax by worker honeybees of European and tropical African origin during a 7-day confinement in laboratory cages. The European bees produced significantly more wax than the African bees did, but the two kinds of bees could not be shown to differ in their responses to the various treatments, although experiments on a larger scale might do suo Queenless bees in cages produced significantly less wax than did those with queens; variation in wax production among the queenless treatments was not significant.
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