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Efficiency of chemical treatment in management of wax moth infestation of Apis mellifera

Sushma Kumari*
P.G. Department of Zoology, Samastipur College, Samastipur, Bihar, India
Received : 23rd December, 2019 ; Revised : 22nd February, 2020

Abstract : Beekeeping is an integral part of livestock based livelihood system in Bihar. Despite of its importance, the Bihar regions are challenged by colony strength and honey yield due to pests including wax moths. To overcome these challenges different treatments were suggested by researchers. The present study was thus intended to evaluate the efficiency of chemical treatments on infestation level with wax moths in Bihar. Data were analysed using ANOVA and weighted ranking matrix. Results revealed that fumigation with Bromopropylate @ 1 strip/ colony should be used to control wax moth infestation. Another finding indicated that the raised frames should be stored with sulphur @ 300 g/
3 space will prevent damage to raised combs by wax moth during storage.

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