Prevalence of Wax Moth in Modern Hive with Colonies in Kafta Humera
Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages: 132-135
Received: Feb. 9, 2015; Accepted: Jun. 18, 2015; Published: Aug. 13, 2015
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Etsay Kebede, Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Yisehak Tsegaye Redda, Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Yohannes Hagos, Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle, Ethiopia
Nesibu Awol Ababelgu, Mekelle University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mekelle, Ethiopia
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Abstract
A cross-sectional study was carried out from April 28 to May 30, 2009 in four village of Kafta Humera to determine the prevalence of wax moth in modern hive with colonies. A total of 307 modern bee hives with colonies were inspected during the study period. Physical inspection and observation were the methods of the study used. According to the study the overall prevalence of wax moth in modern bee hive was found to be 27.4%. During the study period larval stage of wax-moth was only detected. The nature of severity was differentiated and categorized in to three groups as 35(11.4%), 47(15.3%) and 2(0.65%) as light, moderate and severely affected respectively. Infestation rate of wax moth based on supering was found to have statistically significant difference as determined as 8(16%), 65(27.7%) and 11(47.7%) in base only, base plus one box and base plus two boxes. To combat the problem, awareness creation should be done on proper management of bee keeping in the area
Keywords
Bee, Kafta Humera, Modern Hive, Wax Moth
To cite this article
Etsay Kebede, Yisehak Tsegaye Redda, Yohannes Hagos, Nesibu Awol Ababelgu, Prevalence of Wax Moth in Modern Hive with Colonies in Kafta Humera, Animal and Veterinary Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2015, pp. 132-135. doi: 10.11648/j.avs.20150305.12
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