Genetic diversity could be key to survival of honeybee colonies

19/06/2013 06:36

by Staff Writers
Raleigh, N.C. (UPI) Jun 17, 2013

Genetic diversity, based on how many times a queen bee mates, could be key to the survival of honeybee colonies, U.S. researchers suggest.

A study from North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland and the U.S. Department of Agriculture found a colony is less likely to survive if its queen has had a limited number of mates. [Read more] ...