oa African Entomology - Discriminant analysis of the honeybee populations of southwestern Africa

Volume 4, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The morphometric characters and sting pheromones of worker honeybees, Apis mellifera Linnaeus, were analysed by multivariate methods to characterize their populations in southwestern Africa. There is a discrete homogeneous population in northern South Africa and southern Namibia recognized as the subspecies A m. scutellata, a discrete population in northern Namibia recognized as A m. adansonii and a hybrid population between them.

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