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Title: Studies on Stimulative Diets Fed to Honeybees with Special Reference to Honey Production
Keywords: Honeybee, honey, artificial diet, bee flora
Researcher: Indu Kumari
Guide(s): Dr. Rajesh Kumar
Registration Date: 2-6-2017
Abstract: Honeybees derive their food from flowering plants. Availability of enough bee flora is the first requirement of beekeeping. During dearth periods, bee colonies may results in to low nutritional reserves which adversely affect the colony performance due to reduction of brood rearing. Food shortage may sometime cause perishing of bee colonies. Management of bee colonies requires special care of hives during dearth periods. The problems of deleterious influence of adverse weather conditions and non-availability of bee flora all round the year, in a particular locality, have been realized by earlier workers and migration concept has been developed to solve this problem. But again, migration itself is not an easy task, it involves lot of expenses, labour. A number of diets have been tried by many researchers all over the world, but a satisfactory formulation is still awaited as there is no formulation that can be recommended for its wide and economically viable utilization. Also, it is important to analyze whether feeding of diet has any effect on quality of honey produced. During the present study, efforts shall be made to feed and compare the artificially formulated diets and their effect on quantity as well as quality of honey produced. Looking to the importance of artificial diets for prosperous beekeeping and its commercial prospects, present study has been taken up to get full advantage of beekeeping venture. newline
Language: English
Appears in Department:Department of Biosciences

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