Methods to control migration By Apis Dorsata colonies in Pakistan

publication date: Feb 4, 2011
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Bee World Vol.70 (4) 1989 pp. 160-162
Article Title

Methods to control migration By Apis Dorsata colonies in Pakistan

Author(s)

 Raaq Ahaiao

Abstract

The rock bee (Apis dorsata) contributes 3-3S% of the total honey production of Pakistan. It occurs throughout the country, except in the high hills and deserts, and migrates 3-5 times during the year (Fig. I). Its migratory behaviour severely reduces honey production. This article describes preliminary trials made to control migration by a combination of requeening with superior queens and feeding them in times of dearth.

Keywords Apis dorsata, Migration control, Pakistan
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