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International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies
ISSN: 2028-9324     CODEN: IJIABO     OCLC Number: 828807274     ZDB-ID: 2703985-7
 
 
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Performance Evaluation of Honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) in Guji Zone


Volume 9, Issue 4, December 2014, Pages 1987–1993

 Performance Evaluation of Honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) in Guji Zone

Tadele Alemu1, Gemechis Legesse2, and Zewdu Ararso3

1 Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Holeta Bee Research Center, Ethiopia
2 Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Holeta Bee Research Center, Ethiopia
3 Oromia Agricultural Research Institute, Holeta Bee Research Center, Ethiopia

Original language: English

Received 9 October 2014

Copyright © 2014 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Performance of a given particular area of honeybees can be tested based on their temperament, hygienic, inclination to swarm, resource hording and absconding behavior. Local honeybee race Apis mellifera scutellata was evaluated for its performance in Anna Sorra District of Guji Zone using 28 colonies were evaluated for temperament, hygienic behavior, brood area, pollen and nectar stores, absconding and honey yield. The result indicated that these colonies were not generally aggressive and only 7.14 % of them tried to defend their nest at 0.29m away from the entrance while 92.86% were reacted after hitting the lid twice. They removed from 86

Author Keywords: Apis mellifera scutellata, temperament, hygienic, swarming, absconding.


How to Cite this Article


Tadele Alemu, Gemechis Legesse, and Zewdu Ararso, “Performance Evaluation of Honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) in Guji Zone,” International Journal of Innovation and Applied Studies, vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 1987–1993, December 2014.