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Vol. 8, Issue 5, Part I (2024)

Effect of some botanicals and neonicotinoids on activity of honey bee in sunflower

Author(s): SA Vagare, AS Bagde, SS Patil, VV Pashte and UB Hole
Abstract: Experiment was conducted to find out the effect of some botanicals and neonicotinoids on activity of honey bee in sunflower. The research work was carried out on field of Division of Entomology RCSM College of Agriculture, Kolhapur during Summer, 2021.
The daily foraging activity of honey bee was initiate at 0800 hr and cessation at late evening 17.45 hr. The peak activity periods of honey bee during day time were recorded at 0900 hr, 1000 hr, 1100 hr, 1600 hr and 1700 hr. Relative abundance of different honey bee species at 10 percent flowering of sunflower revealed that the maximum number of Apis cerana indica was recorded this was (35.55%) followed by A. dorsata (21.41%), A. florae (19.72%), A. mellifera (13.56%). The maximum repellent activity was seen in the plots treated with imidacloprid 17.8% SL and clothianidin 50% WDG from the day of spraying to 9th day after spraying. Among the neonicotinoids acetamiprid 25% SP was less repellent activity recorded from the day of spraying to till the 9th day after spraying. The repellent activity of neonicotinoids to Apis cerana indica was in order to: imidacloprid > clothianidin > thiamethoxam > acetamiprid.
The normal bee’s visits were recorded in the plots treated with botanicals viz. Tobacco and Nirgundi except Neem at initial hours after spraying of neem the visits were low after that it restore till the 9th day of spraying. After spraying of 5% sugar syrup attracted more bees, hence it can be used as attractant. The maximum bee activity was recorded in the plots treated with the one colony of Apis cerana indica.
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How to cite this article:
SA Vagare, AS Bagde, SS Patil, VV Pashte, UB Hole. Effect of some botanicals and neonicotinoids on activity of honey bee in sunflower. Int J Adv Biochem Res 2024;8(5):723-728. DOI: 10.33545/26174693.2024.v8.i5i.1202
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