Overwintering of honey bee colonies
Floyd E. Moeller, United States. Agricultural Research Service, University of Wisconsin. College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service : for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1977 - Nature - 15 pages
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