(pp.409-417) Akasha, F. H. E. M. A. “Effects of inconvenient measurements of Langstroth hive on the Sudanese honeybee activities”

FAIZA HAMED EL-NIL MUSA ALI AKASHA, University of Bahri, Sudan

Purpose: Study aimed to highlight the variations of comb-space and bee-space by adapting the natural measurements to improve faults and rectify the existing equipments used by the natives.

Design/Methodology/Approach: Surveys were made to collect field data measurements from natural nests sites and Langstroth hive. Honeybee colonies were equipped as follow: Group (A) extrapolated results of natural nests sites. Group (B) extrapolated results from the native modern apiaries. Group (C) standard Langstroth hives.

Findings: Colonies of group (A) super passed the other tested colonies in all the colony activities and showed complete colony settlement 100% compared with colonies of group (B) and (C) which was showed settlement 75% and with less production. Colonies of groups (B) and (C) built badly and double constructed combs. Colonies of group (C) built an extra burr combs beside wax foundation sheets.

Originality/Value: Colonies promoting and settlement strongly correlated with extrapolated natural nests measurements.

Keywords: honeybee; Langstroth hive; comb; bee-space; natural nest; hive-space; Sudan.

Outlook 2015 - Akasha2.pdf
Outlook 2015 - Akasha2.pdf
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