Preservation of Honey Bee Semen

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Science  10 Jun 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3415, pp. 1734-1735
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3415.1734


Fertilized eggs have been obtained from queen honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) inseminated with sperm that had been stored in vitro at above-freezing temperatures for up to 68 days. The effects of various experimental storage treatments on semen are described. Semen shipped by ordinary mail has been successfully used for artificial insemination.