The effects of additive feeding and feed additives before wintering on honey bee colony performances, wintering abilities and survival rates at the East Mediterranean region

Akyol E., Yeninar H., Sahinler N., Guler A.

Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences, vol.9, no.4, pp.589-592, 2006 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.3923/pjbs.2006.589.592
  • Journal Name: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.589-592
  • Keywords: Apis mellifera, Fumagillin, Pollen patties, Sugar syrup, Temperate region, Vitamin
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In this study; the effects of additive feeding with vitamin, fumagillin and pollen supplement on survival rates, wintering abilities, amount of adult bees and brood production were examined at subtropical temperate region before wintering. The wintering ability, survival rates, adult bees and brood areas were positively affected by feeding and feed additives. The lowest values of research components were observed on unfed control groups colonies. © 2006 Asian Network for Scientific Information.