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Impact of Varroa destructor n. sp. infestation on honey production of Apis mellifera L. colonies in a Mediterranean climate

Ano
2001
Abstract

This study aimed at investigating the impact of Varroa infestation on Apis mellifera carnica, A. m. iberica and A. m. ligustica honey productions of colonies kept, for approximately one year, in a Portuguese Mediterranean environment. By the end of the experiment, Varroa-free A. m. ligustica colonies stored the largest mean amounts of honey ( 67 kg), followed by A. m. carnica ( 44 kg) and A. m. iberica ( 29 kg). Within each subspecies, progressive reductions of honey stored in Varroa-infested colonies, compared with Varroa-free ones, became increasingly evident during spring and summer. By the end of the experiment, Varroa had apparently caused average reductions of 18 kg of honey per colony of A. m. iberica, 24 kg per colony of A. m. carnica and 54 kg per colony of A. m. ligustica.

Palavras Chave

Varroa; Abelhas; Mel / Varroa; Honey bees; Honey.

Tipo de Apresentação
Comunicação oral
Tipo de Revisão
Internacional
Âmbito Geográfico
Internacional
Situação
Publicado
Área de Trabalho
Referência

Murilhas, A. (2001). Impact of Varroa destructor n. sp. infestation on honey production of Apis mellifera L. colonies in a Mediterranean climate. XXXVII International Apicultural Congress, pp.1-9. Apimondia. Durban, África do Sul.