Selection of Honey Bees - Aiming for Vitality

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Title
Selection of Honey Bees - Aiming for Vitality
Alternative Title
Selektion der Honigbiene - Auslese auf Vitalität
Author
Garrido, Claudia
Büchler, Ralph
Tiesler, Friedrich-Karl
Contributors
Gertraude Kerlen (Buch und Regie)
Kuno Lechner (Kamera)
Thomas Gerstenberg, Klaus Kemner (Ton)
Christina Prudlik, Abbas Yousefpour (Schnitt)
License
No Open Access License:
German copyright law applies. This film may be used for your own use but it may not be distributed via the internet or passed on to external parties.
DOI
IWF Signature
C 13137
Publisher
IWF (Göttingen)
Release Date
2008
Language
English
Producer
IWF
Production Year
2007

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Abstract
In beekeeping the varroa mite continues to be the most significant problem. Selection for resistant bees today is thus the greatest challenge in bee breeding. After a brief introduction into the symptoms and the biology of the varroa mite, simple methods for recognizing and testing resistant colonies are presented. Further selection methods (vitality test) and the concept of tolerance mating stations are described in detail. The film includes macro footage of typical bee behavior such as brood hygiene and the symptoms of varroasis (brood damage, crippled bees). Diagrams explain complex relationships like infestation development and the significance of population size for selection.
Keywords
beekeeping
bee / honey bee
pairing / Insecta
egg / Hymenoptera
larvae / Insecta
grooming / honey bee
grooming / Insecta
bio statistics / breeding
selection / honey bee
breeding selection
performance evaluation / bee keeping
honey yield
genetics / honey bee
bee breeding
varroa mite
varroasis
vitality test
tolerance mating station
brood hygiene
needle test
brood
Apis mellifera
honey bee
mite
varroa mite
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AV-Portal 3.9.1 (0da88e96ae8dbbf323d1005dc12c7aa41dfc5a31)