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Apis mellifera Linnaeus 1758:576 General Introduction to a Polymorphic Species with an Unusual Range of Adaptation

  • Friedrich Ruttner

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Geographic Race Brood Cycle Mother Colony Movable Comb Brood Pattern 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Friedrich Ruttner
    • 1
  1. 1.Lunz am SeeAustria

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