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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 2375-2380
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.281


Influence of Weather Parameters on Colonies Performance Parameters of Indian Bee, Apis cerena indica
Manoj Kumar Painkra*, S.S. Shaw, R.K. Thakur and Yogesh Nag
Department of Entomology, I.G.KV. Raipur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The influence of the various abiotic parameters (temperature, relative humidity, sun shine hours, and rainfall) on brood area, pollen area, nectar area, strength and honey production of Indian honey bee, Apis cerana indica were worked out in terms of extent of correlation starting from the month of September, 2015 to March, 2016 at different migratory site of northern part of India. For the purpose, 21 days in performance parameter i.e., brood area, pollen area, bee strength were recorded and correlated with prevailing weather parameters recorded at meterological unit for the period of a year. The pooled weather data of September, October, and November of Solan district were used among the weather parameters relative humidity had a significant but negative correlation with brood area(r =-0.838) and significant and positive correlation with pollen area, the r value being 0.987, the maximum temperature had a significant and positive correlation with pollen area, the “r” value being 0.927, the rainfall exhibited significant and positive correlation with nectar area, the “r” value being 0.846 respectively. The weather data of December, January and February of Hisar district were used among the weather parameters and the maximum temperature had significant and positive correlation with brood area and bee strength. The minimum temperature had a significant and positive correlation with pollen area and bee strength. The study enclosed that all the weather parameters have a great influence on performance parameters which decide success or failure of honey production or beekeeping.


Keywords: Bee strength, Correlation, Honey production, Pollen, Temperature.
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Manoj Kumar Painkra, S.S. Shaw, R.K. Thakur and Yogesh Nag. 2017. Influence of Weather Parameters on Colonies Performance Parameters of Indian Bee, Apis cerena indica.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 2375-2380. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.281