Apis mellifera Linnaeus 1758:576 General Introduction to a Polymorphic Species with an Unusual Range of Adaptation
In this species all choices seem to be tested which are possible in the multi-comb variation of the basic Apistype: many kinds of climates ranging from cold temperate to tropical, from permanent humidity to semi-deserts; several brood patterns, genetically adapted to different floral seasons; different rates of reproduction, ranging from long-living colonies with low reproductivity to short-living, frequently reproducing colonies.
KeywordsGeographic Race Brood Cycle Mother Colony Movable Comb Brood Pattern
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