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ERIC Number: EJ1061285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1077-5315
Effects of Colony Creation Method and Beekeeper Education on Honeybee ("Apis mellifera") Mortality
Findlay, J. Reed; Eborn, Benjamin; Jones, Wayne
Journal of Extension, v53 n1 Article 1RIB6 Feb 2015
The two-part study reported here analyzed the effects of beekeeper education and colony creation methods on colony mortality. The first study examined the difference in hive mortality between hives managed by beekeepers who had received formal training in beekeeping with beekeepers who had not. The second study examined the effect on hive mortality between hives that were initiated as nucleus or package colonies. Colonies created from package bees were more likely to survive for 1 year than nucleus colonies. Colonies managed by beekeepers who had received formal education also exhibited better survival rates than those managed by non-educated beekeepers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Idaho