An extension of the 'AlphaSimR' package () for stochastic simulations of honeybee populations and breeding programmes. 'SIMplyBee' enables simulation of individual bees that form a colony, which includes a queen, fathers (drones the queen mated with), virgin queens, workers, and drones. Multiple colony can be merged into a population of colonies, such as an apiary or a whole country of colonies. Functions enable operations on castes, colony, or colonies, to ease 'R' scripting of whole populations. All 'AlphaSimR' functionality with respect to genomes and genetic and phenotype values is available and further extended for honeybees, including haplo-diploidy, complementary sex determiner locus, colony events (swarming, supersedure, etc.), and colony phenotype values.
|github.com/HighlanderLab/SIMplyBee || |