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Effects of Rearing Interlude and Grafting Technique on Honeybee Apis mellifera L. Queen under Field Conditions

Effects of Rearing Interlude and Grafting Technique on Honeybee Apis mellifera L. Queen under Field Conditions

Muhammad Khalid Rafique1, Rashid Mahmood1,*, Ziyad Abdul Qadir1,Imran Bodlah2 andFarid AsifShaheen2

1Honeybee Research Institute, National Agriculture Research Centre, Islamabad 
2Department of Entomology, PMAS-Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi 

*      Corresponding author: rashid_ento1@yahoo.com

 

Fig. 1.

Spermatheca of dissected queens reared via various grafting Methods under stereomicroscope at 4x. A, royal jelly; B, diluted royal jell; C, dry grafting; D, distilled water droplet.

Fig. 2.

 Queen rearing efficiency as affected by various grafting methods (Mean ± SE).

Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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