SIMplyBee: 'AlphaSimR' Extension for Simulating Honeybee Populations and Breeding Programmes

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.

Version: 0.3.0
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0), AlphaSimR (≥ 1.3.2)
Imports: methods, R6, stats, utils, extraDistr (≥ 1.9.1)
Suggests: rmarkdown, knitr, ggplot2, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), Matrix
Published: 2022-12-15
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.SIMplyBee
Author: Jana Obšteter ORCID iD [aut, cre], Laura Strachan ORCID iD [aut], Jernej Bubnič ORCID iD [aut], Gregor Gorjanc ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: Jana Obšteter <obsteter.jana at>
License: MIT + file LICENSE
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: Agriculture
CRAN checks: SIMplyBee results


Reference manual: SIMplyBee.pdf
Vignettes: Honeybee biology
Multiple colonies
Sampling functions


Package source: SIMplyBee_0.3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): SIMplyBee_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): SIMplyBee_0.3.0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): SIMplyBee_0.3.0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): SIMplyBee_0.3.0.tgz


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