A Trap to Quantitatively Recover Dead and Abnormal Honey Bees from the Hive1
Author: GARY, NORMAN E.
Source: Journal of Economic Entomology, Volume 53, Number 5, October 1960 , pp. 782-785(4)
Publisher: Entomological Society of America
Abstract:A device is described which efficiently traps dead and abnormal honey bees (Apis mellifera L.) from the hive under field conditions. The device is designed to utilize normal housecleaning activities of bees to automatically collect dead and abnormal bees in glass jars which may be removed at desired intervals for tabulation of data. Almost 100% of queens and drones are recovered while approximately 80% to 90% of worker bees are recovered. Data are given which establish the normal range of mortality in populous colonies.New methods for intra hive testing of insecticide toxicity to honey bees and evaluation of adult bee diseases are made possible by the use of the trap.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 1960-10-01
- Journal of Economic Entomology is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December. The journal publishes articles on the economic significance of insects and is divided into the following sections: apiculture & social insects; arthropods in relation to plant disease; forum; insecticide resistance and resistance management; ecotoxicology; biological and microbial control; ecology and behavior; sampling and biostatistics; household and structural insects; medical entomology; molecular entomology; veterinary entomology; forest entomology; horticultural entomology; field and forage crops, and small grains; stored-product; commodity treatment and quarantine entomology; and plant resistance. In addition to research papers, Journal of Economic Entomology publishes Letters to the Editor, interpretive articles in a Forum section, Short Communications, Rapid Communications, and Book Reviews.
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