oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - Comb Construction by the African Honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii
|Article Title||Comb Construction by the African Honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Department of Physiology, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Mar 1983|
|Pages||87 - 101|
Cell size discrimination by A. m. adansonii was investigated using beeswax foundation having a range of cell sizes from 170 to 1022 cells/dm2. Different construction solutions and different working tolerances were measured from combs built in queenright colonies. These cell types differ significantly in the amount of wax required to contain the same amount of honey.
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