Follow
International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences (IJCMAS)
IJCMAS is now DOI (CrossRef) registered Research Journal. The DOIs are assigned to all published IJCMAS Articles.
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00 For more details click here
National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) : NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019) [Effective from January 1, 2019]For more details click here

Login as a Reviewer

Indexed in



National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS)
NAAS Score: *5.38 (2019)
[Effective from January 1, 2019]
For more details click here

ICV 2017: 100.00
Index Copernicus ICI Journals Master List 2017 - IJCMAS--ICV 2017: 100.00
For more details click here

See Guidelines to Authors
Current Issues

Original Research Articles

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
Email : editorijcmas@gmail.com / submit@ijcmas.com
Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2017: 100.00
NAAS RATING 2018: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 372-376
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.043


Status of Traditional Beekeeping and Various Threats to Bees in Climate Changing Scenario in District Ganderbal of Kashmir
Muneer Ahmad*, A.A. Khan and Nadeem Dar
Division of Entomology, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Shalimar Srinagar, Kashmir, J&K, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Survey was undertaken to assess honey production system, identify major beekeeping constraints and determine the association of potential risk factors with occurrence of honeybee diseases, predators and pests at Ganderbal district of Kashmir during summer 2018. Questionnaire survey and laboratory diagnostic methods were employed. A total of 50 beekeepers were included in the questionnaire survey and were interviewed through questionnaire survey, 64.5% had knowledge about honey bee diseases and pests. A total of 384 honey bee colonies were randomly examined for the presence of honeybee external parasites and pathogenic diseases. Regarding honeybee pests and predators, the rank index confirmed that the most important pests and predators affecting Traditional honeybee colonies were wax moth (18.2%), Bee lice (12.3%), hive Beetles (7.2%), and bee eater birds (7%). The major constraints affecting beekeeping development in the study areas in decreasing order were pests and predators (17.5%), high cost of modern hives and accessories (15.5%), agro-chemical application (14.3%), honey bee diseases (11.9%), poor management (10.5%), winter mortality of honeybee colony (10.5%), shortage of bee forage (10.2%) and absconding (9.6%). The study demonstrated that honey productions in the study area are hampered by several constraints and pests. Therefore, improvement of honey bee hive management, disease and pests prevention are paramount important.


Keywords: Traditional beekeeping, Threat, Climate change, Kashmir
Download this article as Download

How to cite this article:

Muneer Ahmad, A.A. Khan and Nadeem Dar. 2019. Status of Traditional Beekeeping and Various Threats to Bees in Climate Changing Scenario in District Ganderbal of Kashmir.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 372-376. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.805.043