Results

Results of the activities of honey bee colonies of A. m. macedonica can be found at the subtitle Results public. By clicking of this subtitle you will find average data on the month or year level, while for detailed search data about the honey bee colonies, apiaries, month, year or other analyzed period it is necessary to be a member of the association and to be able to access MacBee intra.
The following table indicates the methodology and the dynamics of regular controls of some of the characteristics in one year.

Characteristics

Dynamic (seasons) Methodology
Number of bees in honey bee colony autumn / spring / summer Modified method of assesment*
Total number of cells with brood  autumn / spring / summer Frame template*
Number of cells with open brood autumn / spring / summer Frame template*
Number of cells with sealed brood autumn / spring / summer Frame template*
Number of cells with pollen autumn / spring / summer Frame template*
Production of honey End of the active season Use of balance (± 5 g)
Defensive behavior autumn / spring / summer Evaluation (1 – 4)
Swarming behavior autumn / spring / summer No. of queen cells
Infestation level with Varroa destructor autumn / spring / summer Laboratory**
Infection level with  Nosema spp. autumn / spring / summer Laboratory**
Overwintering food consumption (October – Mаrch) winter Use of balance (± 5 g)
Overwintering index autumn / spring Statistical method
Percentage of colonies losses autumn / spring Statistical method

 

* Modified method (Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food – Skopje)                                                                           

** Laboratory of apiculture at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Food – Skopje

 

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