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Notes and comments: Apis florea drone flights: duration, temporal period and inter-flight period

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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 44 (1) pp. 36 -37
DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.44.1.08
Date March 2005
Article Title Notes and comments: Apis florea drone flights: duration, temporal period and inter-flight period
Author(s) D M Burgett and M Titayavan
Abstract Observations on A. florea drone flight were conducted on the campus of Chiang Mai University. Flight records for individual drones were made in February 2004; this is the dry ‘winter’ period. A free-flying observation colony was maintained outdoors in shaded conditions. February is a major period of colony reproduction (swarming) and the observation colony underwent two swarming events during the period of drone flight observations.
Keywords Apis florea, drones, mating flight, temporal period, inter-flight period
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