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Journal of Entomological Research
Year : 2021, Volume : 45, Issue : 2
First page : ( 316) Last page : ( 323)
Print ISSN : 0378-9519. Online ISSN : 0974-4576.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-4576.2021.00051.7

General review on artificial queen rearing in honey bees

Sharma Shivani, Lovleen*

Department of Zoology, School of Bioengineering and BiosciencesLovely Professional University, Phagwara144 411, Punjab, India

*Corresponding author's E-mail: lovleen.18863@lpu.co.in; lovleenmarwaha@gmail.com

Online published on 19 July, 2021.


Several complications such as the poor health of the queen, injury, aging, exposure to pesticides, pathogens, parasites, colony collapse disorder, idiopathic brood disease syndrome, etc. are associated with the queen loss and ultimately loss of the colony. The technique of rearing queen bee from the one- day old totipotent larva by using grafting method is described in this review article. Various tools are used for dry, wet grafting and for rearing the honey bees. The objective of this paper is to get acquainted with the artificial queen rearing method to rear several honeybees in a short period to generate several colonies from a single colony. This method plays a significant role in generating several honeybee colonies for research work focused at the behavioural and physiological aspects of queen bee.



Artificial queen rearing, Grafting, Honeybee queen, Royal jelly.


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