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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2007  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 11  |  Page No.: 1258 - 1261

The Effect of Replacement Feeding of Some Protein Sources with Pollen on Honey Bee Population and Colony Performance

Mohammad Reza Dastouri, Naser Maheri-Sis, Abolfazl Aghajanzadeh-Golshani and Yahya Ebrahim-Nezhad    

Abstract: This research was carried out with 25 off spring queens obtained from one mother queen. Twenty five sister queens breed in nucleus hives and introduce to 25 colonies. Before start bee feeding, the colonies equalized in population and honey source. Environment conditions in all colonies were same. This experiment was applied in 4 diet treatment and each treat in 5 replicates. Experimental treatment consisted of 4 base diets (pea powder, milk powder, soybean meal and collected pollen). All of diet distribute randomized between 25 colonies. Propose of this research were determined relation between nutritional effects on colonies population, honey and pollen source. After 2 month feeding with above diets, data`s from this experiment was analyses. Significant different was between pea and pollen treatment with other diets (p< 0.01). The best performance was in pea and pollen treatment; but between pea and pollen treatment wasn`t significant different. The best treatments ware pea and pollen. Perhaps this performance related to decrease anti nutritional factor (anti trypsin and tannin) processes in pea powder.

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