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Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies

2023, Vol. 11, Issue 1
Relationships between hygienic and grooming behaviour in Yığılca honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) Ecotype

Kekecoğlu Meral, Uçak Münir, Bir Songül, Çaprazlı Tuğçe and Kambur Acar Merve

The aim of the study to investigate the relationships between hygienic (HB) and grooming (GB) behaviours on Yığılca honey bee colonies which is known to have rapid colonial development before main nectar flow and mid-range resistance to Varroa destructor. The hygienic behaviour of colonies was initially evaluated with a well-tested assay utilizing pin-killed brood. Subsequently, grooming behaviour was evaluated using the natural fall of Varroa mites. It was observed, negative and positive linear correlations emerged subsequently from early spring to end of the summer. Results of the experiments showed that the correlations occur depend on seasonal periods. This is the first study in which HB and GB were evaluated for Anatolian honey bee.
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How to cite this article:
Kekecoğlu Meral, Uçak Münir, Bir Songül, Çaprazlı Tuğçe, Kambur Acar Merve. Relationships between hygienic and grooming behaviour in Yığılca honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) Ecotype. J Entomol Zool Stud 2023;11(1):13-18. DOI: 10.22271/j.ento.2023.v11.i1a.9135

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