Influence of temperature on rate of development and color patterns of queen honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae)

M. Spivak, A. Zeltzer, G. Degrandi-Hoffman, J. H. Martin

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Abstract

Apis mellifera queens completed the postcapping period (last instar and pupal stages) in incubators maintained at temperatures corresponding with the natural range found in the brood nest: 30.5, 33.5, and 35.5°V. The black queen line required significantly fewer accumulated degree-days for development than the yellow line at all temperatures. The queens from both lines had significantly more yellow coloration on the integument when they completed the postcapping period at 35.5°C than at 30.5°C. -from Authors

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)364-370
Number of pages7
JournalEnvironmental Entomology
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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