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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2019, Vol. 7, Issue 2
Time spent by stingless bees, Tetragonula laeviceps for nectar and pollen collection from musk melon flower

Gadhiya VC and Pastagia JJ

With a view to know the time spent per flower by stingless bees for collecting nectar and pollen, the study of foraging behaviour of stingless bees, Tetragonula laeviceps Smith on muskmelon flowers in net house condition was carried out at Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari during March 2013 to December 2014. The mean time spent per flower by stingless bees for collecting nectar and pollen from muskmelon flower was varied between 9.90 to 11.17 seconds with an average of 10.74 ± 0.38 seconds and 15.98 to 18.16 seconds with an average of 17.20 ± 0.65 seconds, respectively.
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How to cite this article:
Gadhiya VC, Pastagia JJ. Time spent by stingless bees, Tetragonula laeviceps for nectar and pollen collection from musk melon flower. J Entomol Zool Stud 2019;7(2):498-500.
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