Varroa-specific hygienic behaviour of Apis mellifera scutellata in Kenya.

Abstract:

Varroa-specific hygienic behavior is a hereditary trait of honey bee (Apis mellifera), which supports resistance to Varroa destructor. This study investigated the response of Apis mellifera scutellata to Varroa-infested worker brood cells in Kenya, East Africa. Uncapping, removal of the brood, and disappearance of the introduced mite were recorded in a total of 690 cells into which live mites were introduced. We recorded a high proportion of untouched cells in controls (median, 80%) compared to manipulated cells in which mites had been introduced (median, 12.5%) with a significant difference (GLMM, p
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APA

K., C (2024). Varroa-specific hygienic behaviour of Apis mellifera scutellata in Kenya.. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/varroa-specific-hygienic-behaviour-of-apis-mellifera-scutellata-in-kenya

MLA 8th

K., Cheruiyot "Varroa-specific hygienic behaviour of Apis mellifera scutellata in Kenya." Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/varroa-specific-hygienic-behaviour-of-apis-mellifera-scutellata-in-kenya. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

K., Cheruiyot . "Varroa-specific hygienic behaviour of Apis mellifera scutellata in Kenya.". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/varroa-specific-hygienic-behaviour-of-apis-mellifera-scutellata-in-kenya >.

Chicago

K., Cheruiyot . "Varroa-specific hygienic behaviour of Apis mellifera scutellata in Kenya." Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/varroa-specific-hygienic-behaviour-of-apis-mellifera-scutellata-in-kenya