Foraging behavior and honey production of Apismellifera L.

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  • Md Ektarul Islam Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Md Jamil Hossain Biswas Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Kazi Shahanara Ahmed Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202
  • Faruki Shabia Maraj Faculty of Agriculture, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dinajpur

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https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v1i2.25630

Keywords:

foraging behavior, honeybee, honey production

Abstract

Honeybee, Apismellifera L. was reared and maintained in bee box and placed in around Bangladesh Agricultural University campus in Mymensingh to study its life cycle, behaviour, pollen gathering activity, honey production and its effect on yield of mustard. There was no relationship between sunrises, sunset, first out from the box and last entrance into the box. But positive relationship was found with day temperature to first out and last entrance. The highest number of bees collected pollen in the 3rd week of March. Maximum pollen gathering activities were found at 12.00 to 1.00 p.m. The highest amount of honey production was 4.00 kg per box in mustard and there was positive correlation between percent pollen gathering activity and honey production. The highest number of queen cell was found in the month of March. The results showed that honey bee pollination had significant effect on increase in all the plant parameters and yield.

Asian J. Med. Biol. Res. June 2015, 1(2): 359-366


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Md Ektarul Islam, Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh-2202



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Published

2015-11-23

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Islam, M. E., Biswas, M. J. H., Ahmed, K. S., & Maraj, F. S. (2015). Foraging behavior and honey production of Apismellifera L. Asian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, 1(2), 359–366. https://doi.org/10.3329/ajmbr.v1i2.25630

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