queenless


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queenless

(ˈkwiːnlɪs)
adj
having no queen
References in classic literature ?
It was empty in the sense that a dying queenless hive is empty.
In a queenless hive no life is left though to a superficial glance it seems as much alive as other hives.
The bees circle round a queenless hive in the hot beams of the midday sun as gaily as around the living hives; from a distance it smells of honey like the others, and bees fly in and out in the same way.
Honey bees pollinate the $90-$100 million NJ blueberry and cranberry crops, where during the last 5-6 years beekeepers have seen a decrease in hive strength, reduced brood, and queenless and dead colonies.
When a hive is queenless or the queen has stopped laying fertile eggs, the workers will find young larva that are still being fed royal jelly and continue feeding them the royal jelly and build them queen cells in an effort to requeen their hive, just as you have stated, these would be emergency supersedure cells.
"The swarm had a queen but we found that she had died, we don't know how, and so had a queenless swarm."
All but one were blessed with strong, successful queens, so I merged that queenless hive with another.
Ovarian development and insulin-signaling pathways during reproductive differentiation in the queenless ponerine ant Diacamma sp.
Aggression and size-related fecundity of queenless workers in the ant Cataglyphis cursor.
Active and strong honey bee colonies can protect themselves from the effects of wax moths; damage caused by the greater wax moth can, however, be very serious, especially in comb stores, weakened or queenless colonies (Mangum 1989; Caron 1992).
Dorothy Galton, author of A Thousand Years of Beekeeping in Russia (1971), reminds us that it is a traditional Russian log hive, not a modern Western box-shaped one, which Tolstoy has in mind when constructing his famous extended simile in War and Peace in which the deserted city of Moscow in 1812 is compared to a queenless hive (cited in Newlin 370).
Queenless colonies having less than 40 workers were excluded from the analysis, as considered to be not entirely collected.