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
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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.
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IWF Signature
C 13137
Publisher
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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  178 ms - page object

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AV-Portal 3.21.3 (19e43a18c8aa08bcbdf3e35b975c18acb737c630)
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