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Note: Recording of some beetles in honey bee colonies

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dc.identifier.citation Abou-Shaara, H.F., M.E. Ahmad, J. Háva. 2018. ”Note: Recording of some beetles in honey bee colonies”. Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova 51 (2): 85-90. DOI: 10.2478/cerce-2018-0019. en_US
dc.description.abstract Honey bees are very valuable to human. These social insects contribute in the pollination of many crops. Also, the products from honey bee colonies have many nutritional and medicinal benefits. Thus, keeping honey bees are very valuable and can be considered as source of income to many families. There are many diseases and pests that attack honey bee colonies. The pests attack bee colonies include: hornets, wax moths, bee-eater birds, and beetles. Such challenges can impact the survival and productivity of honey bee colonies. In this study, some beetle species belong to Fam. Nitidulidae, Dermestidae and Mycetophagidae were detected in honey bee colonies in Egypt, during spring. Despite the presence of many beetle species in the agricultural environment, only few species preferred the invasion of the colonies for feeding. These beetles do not attack stages of honey bees. They only feed on stored pollen or bee bread, especially those fallen on the bottom of the beehives. This is an alarm to follow the feeding behavior and distribution of these beetles. These beetles’ species can be considered as potential pests to weak honey bee colonies, housed in old or damaged beehives. The presence of large numbers of these beetles in weak colonies may disturb the activities of the bees and may passively impact the survival of the colonies. Listing these beetles is very important to better understanding the interaction between honey bees and beetles. On the other side, small hive beetles were not detected in the colonies. These beetles are currently one of the major problems facing honey bees in different parts of the world. This study confirms the absence of small hive beetles from Egypt. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher "Ion Ionescu de la Brad" University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, Iași en_US
dc.subject Nitidulidae en_US
dc.subject Dermestidae en_US
dc.subject Mycetophagidae en_US
dc.subject debris en_US
dc.title Note: Recording of some beetles in honey bee colonies en_US
dc.type Article en_US H.F. Abou-Shaara, M.E. Ahmad, Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, Damanhour University, Egypt J. Háva, Department of Forest Protection and Entomology, Faculty of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic
dc.publicationName Cercetări Agronomice în Moldova
dc.volume 51
dc.issue 2
dc.publicationDate 2018
dc.startingPage 85
dc.endingPage 90
dc.identifier.eissn 2067-1865
dc.identifier.doi 10.2478/cerce-2018-0019

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