Re: Larger queen cells - do they produce larger queens?
Unfortunately Michael that link would not work for me, I would like to have read it.
I'm wondering how they structured their work, because in my experience, the bigger the better, and I read elsewhere a study showing larger queens DO have more oviarolies.
As the size of a queen can vary considerably with both seasonal considerations, and local hive situation, but she will always have the same number of oviarolies, we could say, depending on how they did the experiment, that queen size does not affect it.
But when I see new virgins, the bigger the thorax, I know the bigger queen she will end up, and this does provide a guide to future performance. So I've always assumed more oviarolies, consistent with the study I read. Got to admit that I haven't chopped up any queens and counted myself, way beyond my expertise.
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