publication . Article . 2011

Sanitary and nutritional characterization of honeybee colonies in Eucalyptus grandis plantations.

Invernizzi, C.; Santos, E.; García, E.; Daners, G.; Di Landro, R.; Saadoun, A.; Cabrera, C.;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2011 Journal: Archivos de Zootecnia, volume 60, pages 1,303-1,314 (issn: 0004-0592, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Instituto de Salud Carlos III/BNCS/SciELO Espana
Abstract
In Uruguay, many beekeepers transport their colonies to Eucalyptus grandis plantations at the end of the summer and autumn, obtaining important honey harvests. However, at the end of the flowering period the colonies become extremely weakened undergoing high levels of mortality. Nutritional and health problems could explain the weakening of colonies. In order to find out the causes for this weakening, colonies of the same size were taken to an E. grandis plantation, split up in three groups differentiated by the availability of pollen. Throughout the flowering period we registered: the botanical origins and crude protein content of the incoming pollen, the body ...
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free text keywords: Apis mellifera, Honey production, Polen, Producción de miel, Animal Science and Zoology, Destructor, Horticulture, Brood, Varroa destructor, biology.organism_classification, biology, Botany, Animal science, Eucalyptus, Infestation, medicine.disease_cause, medicine, Foraging, Pollen, Nosema ceranae
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publication . Article . 2011

Sanitary and nutritional characterization of honeybee colonies in Eucalyptus grandis plantations.

Invernizzi, C.; Santos, E.; García, E.; Daners, G.; Di Landro, R.; Saadoun, A.; Cabrera, C.;