Attractance of honeybee workers to subsides and supplementary of honey and pollen and their influence on colony activities
ANBAR JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES,
2010, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 275-284
AbstractMany experiments were conducted to measure the attractance of honey bees workers to food supplements inclouding (Sugar solution 60%, different concentration of whey +sugar solution 60% ) and protein subsides (Powders rape seeds ,checking vetch + broad bean and their mixture) in some apiaries in Baghdad and AL-Mussab cities. Results showed that the workers of honey bees preferred the Sugar Solution 60% and whey 50 ml + 50 ml sugar solution than other syrup mixture. The number of workers attracted during 2 hours of observation were 366.76, 358.55 respectively compared with 24 workers 2 hours in whey Syrup alone. Results showed that feeding honey bees inside colonies with mixture of whey 75 ml plus 25 ml sugar solution 60% twice per week increased the area of brood , pollen and honey.
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