Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences

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The Effect of Rearing and Mating Methods on Some Characteristics of Queen Honeybees (Apis mellifera L.)




This study was conducted to examine the effects of rearing and mating methods used for queen production on some characterists of queens. Queens raised by grafting (A) and from natural cells (B) were mated naturally in groups (A_1) and (B_1) and artificially inseminated in groups A_2 and B_2. A total of 60 larvae were grafted and acceptance was 95.00% and the emergence rates was 100.00%. The effect of rearing method on the pre-oviposition period of queens was not significant. Effect of the same factor was significant on the lenght of sealed queen cell and queen weight at emergence (P


Queen honey bebe, queen rearing and mating methods, characteristics of queens, correlations

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