Performance of larval grafted queen vs queen produced through natural method in Apis mellifera
Khalida Hamid Abbasi, Muhammad Shafiq, Khawer Jawad Ahmad, Asif Razzaq, Muhammad Saleem and Muhammad Arshad Ullah
Trials were conducted to determine the efficacy of larval grafted queen in comparision with queen produced naturally in order to mensurate the performance of these two methods with parameters brood area (BA), mite infestation (MI), honey harvest (HH), absconding tendency (AT), and swarming tendency (ST) The results showed that larval grafting method of queen production (T2) had significant (p>0.05) results over natural method of queen production T2). The average brood area was 1026.7 sq, inch and 1561.7 sq. inch in natural method (T1) and in larval grafting method (T2) showed the highly significant difference. The average AT observed 0.00and 38.66 in (T2) and (T1) again showed highly significant difference between the two methods. Similarly the average MI and ST in both types was 14.88 (T2), 64.00 (T1) and 16.00 (T2), 53.88 (T1) respectively depicting a significant difference. For HH the average values have been found 16.00 kg for (T2) is significantly higher than 8.00 kg for (T1).
Khalida Hamid Abbasi, Muhammad Shafiq, Khawer Jawad Ahmad, Asif Razzaq, Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Arshad Ullah. Performance of larval grafted queen vs queen produced through natural method in Apis mellifera. J Entomol Zool Stud 2015;3(2):47-49.