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Evaluating Mating Control of Honey Bee Queens in an Africanize Area of Guatemala
American Bee Journal
  • Richard L Hellmich, II, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Jorge Ibarra, MOSCAMED
  • Manuel Mejia, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Thomas E. Rinderer, United States Department of Agriculture
  • Nicholas A. Gutierrez, APHIS
Document Type
Article
Disciplines
Publication Date
3-1-1993
Abstract

Tests using mark-recapture of cordovan drones show that beekeepers in southwest Guatemala can control at least 70% of the matings of their queens by using drone flooding techniques. When Europeanderived stocks are used, such control should be sufficient to avoid most of the problems associated with Africanized honey bees. We assume that the beekeepers will monitor their colonies closely and requeen when necessary with marked queens derived from selected or imported breeding stock. With these practices beekeepers in Guatemala should be able to maintain bees more desirable than the highly Africanized bees they had previously.

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This is an article from American Bee Journal 133 (1993):207-211.

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Language
en
Date Available
2014-09-08
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Citation Information
Richard L Hellmich, Jorge Ibarra, Manuel Mejia, Thomas E. Rinderer, et al.. "Evaluating Mating Control of Honey Bee Queens in an Africanize Area of Guatemala" American Bee Journal Vol. 133 (1993) p. 207 - 211
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_hellmich/132/