The Effects of Narrowed Area and Additional Feeding on Some Physiological Characteristics of Honey Bee (Apis mellifera L.) Colonies


Abstract: The study was conducted at Alata Horticultural Research institute between 1994 and 1996. The aim of the study was to obtain a strong colony by way of supersedure and empty frames, feeding with saccharose syrup and encouraging egg laying of queen bees at the end of summer. According to the results, there were significant differences among treatments in terms of the development of colony population, brood rearing activity and honey yield. Treatments had no significant effect on wax building activity and swarming tendency.

Keywords: Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) colonies, empty frames, feeding, performances.

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