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Evaluation of Few Essential Oils for the Management of Parasitic Bee Mites, Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Apis mellifera L. Colonies

Evaluation of Few Essential Oils for the Management of Parasitic Bee Mites, Varroa destructor (Acari: Varroidae) in Apis mellifera L. Colonies

Muhammad Abu Bakar1, Muhammad Anjum Aqueel1, Abu Bakar Muhammad Raza1, Muhammad Irfan Ullah1,*, Muhammad Arshad1, Mubasshir Sohail1,2 and Jaime Molina-Ochoa3,4

1Department of Entomology, University of Sargodha, Sargodha-40100, Pakistan
2Nuclear Institute of Agriculture, Tando Jam-71000, Pakistan
3Universidad de Colima-Coordinación General de InvestigaciónCientífica-Centro Universitario de Investigación y Desarrollo Agropecuario, Km. 40 autopista Colima-Manzanillo, Tecomán, Colima 28930, México
4Universidad de Colima-Facultad de MedicinaVeterinaria y Zootecnia, Tecomán, Colima 28930, México

*      Corresponding author: mirfanullah@uos.edu.pk

Fig 1

Mortality (%) of Varroa mites at 2.5 ml (A) and 5 ml (B) dose after application of essential oils at different time interval, P<0.05. (Similar letters show that means are not significantly different from each other within each h after application).

Percent Mortality

Pakistan Journal of Zoology (Associated Journals)

October

Vol. 49, Iss. 5, Pages 1547-1936

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