Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 7, Special Issue 1 (2018)
Foraging Behavior of Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata on Onion (Allium cepa L.) Flower
Saurabh Padamshali, Deepak Barsaiya Gupta and Akhilesh Kumar
Investigations were carried out at the Raninagar village of Chakdaha block in Nadia district of West Bengal during 2015-16 to study the foraging behavior of A. mellifera
and A. dorsatain
Onion (Allium cepa
) crop. It was found that Foraging activity of A. mellifera
started much earlier than A. dorsata
and the peak activity was reached by 11am as against 1pm in the latter during February. A. dorsata
visited more number of umbels but fewer numbers of florets per min than A. mellifera
. Pollination had no impact on number of umbels produced/plant.
Pages: 405-408 | 1486 Views 290 Downloads
Saurabh Padamshali, Deepak Barsaiya Gupta and Akhilesh Kumar. Foraging Behavior of Apis mellifera and Apis dorsata on Onion (Allium cepa L.) Flower. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2018;7(1S):405-408.