Re: Genetics question
Being completely devoid of any actual knowledge/education on this point, I would want to guess that it might be similar to LIFO inventory system (Last In, First Out) since it doesn't seem to me that there would be a method of 'mixing' the sperm...although it is conceivable that the 'edge' between one donor and the next could become a little blurred.
Originally Posted by Eikel
I must admit to having some idle curiosity about this subject myself, of which I was reminded yesterday when I inspected a hive headed by an open-mated queen raised from a VSH x Carni hybrid last Summer and I observed a number of fuzzy little new Italian-looking bees. (I have one Italian hive...which I have forgotten how old the queen is, something tells me that she is probably nearly done.)
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