Re: Hybrid Vigor vs. Natural Vigor
I believe that one egg and one sperm= one bee (worker). But say that 50% of the drones that the queen mated with carried resistant genes than a certain percentage of the workers would express those genes. Every worker in the hive does not have to be resistant to have a hive that is. The coloration is an example of that. Different father means different genetics in the hive every worker is not equal, some will have different colors, hygienic behaviors and resistant traits.
That is my take on it anyway.
Last edited by RiodeLobo; 12-08-2010 at 01:37 PM.
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