The Polyandrous Queen Honey Bee: Biology and Apiculture

Requeen Process and Importance

Author(s): Lovleen Marwaha

Pp: 274-288 (15)

DOI: 10.2174/9789815079128112010015

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


Polyandrous queen honey bee plays a crucial role in regulating colony strength, sex ratio, colony productivity, social communication, pheromonal regulation of colonial events and developmental controls. On the other hand, a honey bee colony without a queen fails to perpetuate. Therefore for profitable beekeeping, apiarists try to inoculate a colony with a queen with considerable fertility and strong pheromonal profiling. The present chapter highlights the importance of requeening and its method . 

Keywords: Re-queening and general method, Role of the queen

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