Data from: Maternity of emergency queens in the cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis

Madeleine Beekman, Ben Oldroyd, Michael Allsopp, Theresa Wossler & Michael Holmes
During reproductive swarming, some workers of the Cape honey bee, Apis mellifera capensis, lay eggs in queen cells, many of which are reared to maturity. However, it is unknown if workers are able to lay in queen cells immediately after queen loss during an episode of emergency queen rearing. In this study we experimentally de-queened colonies and determined the maternity of larvae and pupae that were reared as queens. This allowed us to determine how...

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  • Agricultural Research Council of South Africa
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  • Stellenbosch University
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