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Worker development

honey bee worker development

Development of honey bee worker. Numbers indicate day of development after egg laying. Worker larvae grow from 0.1 mg (after eclosion) to 159 mg (before capping) during 5.5 days The rate of growth of worker, drone and queen larvae of the honeybee, Apis Mellifera Linn.,
Journal of Economic Entomology
, Volume 23, Number 2, p.447–453, (1930)
[1]Growth rates of young queen and worker honeybee larvae,
J. Apic. Res.
, Volume 4, p.3-5, (1965)
See also Rate of growth and development time of africanized honey bee (Apis mellifera) queens and workers during ontogenetic development,
Braz J Morphol Sci
, Volume 23, p.325-332, (2006)
[3]Diversity in life history of queen and worker honey bees, Apis mellifera L.,
Journal of Asia-Pacific Entomology
, Volume 18, p.145–149, (2015)