Nectar and pollen plants for extending the flow period in rubber·growing areas of India

publication date: Feb 2, 2011
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Bee World Vol.70 (3) 1989 pp. 118-119
Article Title

Nectar and pollen plants for extending the flow period in rubber·growing areas of India

Author(s)

C R Nehru, S Thankamant, K Javarathnam and P M Levi Joseph

Abstract

Availability of perennial sources of nectar and pollen is the most important limiting factor in the survival, abundance and distribution of honeybees especially during the prolonged dearth period in apiaries based on rubber plantations. It is in this context that an attempt was made 10 assess the pollen and nectar potential of four bee forage plants in and around the rubber plantations of the Rubber Research Institute of India (RRII) at Kerala that were successfully established at (RRII) and found to provide the best bee forage during the dearth'.

KeywordsNector, Pollen, Honeybees, India, Apis cerana indica
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