Age components of queen retinue workers in honeybee colony (Apis mellifera)

Authors

  • Yao Yi Jiangxi Agricultural University
  • You Li Jiangxi Agricultural University
  • Zhijiang Zeng Jiangxi Agricultural University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v63i2.987

Keywords:

Queen, Retinue workers, Age

Abstract

It’s known that elaborate age is closely associated with polyethism in honeybee colonies, and the circle composed of queen retinue workers is a usual phenomenon in honeybee colonies. In this study, we showed that the age-bracket of retinue workers is 2-23d, but mainly  6-18d by marking newly hatched workers in two colonies.

Author Biography

Zhijiang Zeng, Jiangxi Agricultural University

Honeybee Research Institute

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Published

2016-07-20

How to Cite

Yi, Y., Li, Y., & Zeng, Z. (2016). Age components of queen retinue workers in honeybee colony (Apis mellifera). Sociobiology, 63(2), 848–850. https://doi.org/10.13102/sociobiology.v63i2.987

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