Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society
A technique for controlled mating in the social bee M elipona quadrifasciata is described. Three queens were mated in 10 X 10 X 7 cm boxes, each w ith one male 8 to 12 days old. Mating lasted about two seconds.
Camargo, C. A., "Mating of the Social Bee Melipona Quadrifasciata Under Controlled Conditons (Hymenoptera, Apidae)" (1972). Bu. Paper 93.
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