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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(1): 2407-2414
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.274


Selection of Apis mellifera L. Colonies for Quality Queen Rearing
Ajay Sharma*, Kiran Rana and Harish Kumar Sharma
Department of Entomology, Dr YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry,Nauni, Solan- 173 230 H.P India.
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The investigations were aimed to select Apis mellifera L. colonies for queen rearing on the basis of their biological and economical characteristics. Significant variations have been found in various colony parameters viz. colony strength (4.54 to 10.43 no. of bee frames), brood area (1579.49 to 5086.25 cm2), prolificness (271.52 to 874.35 no. of eggs laid / per day), pollen stores (79.75 to 401.84 cm2) and honey stores (550.00 to 2162.50 g). The overall performance of the colonies was measured by average ranking value obtained by colonies for different colony parameters. They were rated on 1-5 point scale basis. The average score ranged from 1 to 4.8. On the basis of top score, top 12 colonies (M-1, M-2, M-6, M-7, M-8, M-13, M-14, M-15, M-19, M-20, M-22, M-25) were selected for quality queen production with average score between 3 to 4.8.


Keywords: Apis mellifera, queen rearing, colony strength, brood area, prolificness, honey stores and pollen stores
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Ajay Sharma, Kiran Rana and Harish Kumar Sharma. 2020. Selection of Apis mellifera L. Colonies for Quality Queen Rearing.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(1): 2407-2414. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.901.274