Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

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Taxa de infestação por ácaro Varroa destructor em apiários sob georreferenciamento

Bacha Júnior, G. LFelipe-Silva, A. SPereira, P. L. L

The rate of infestation of Varroa destructor was investigated in 128 swarms of bees, distributed in three distinct apiaries: with (two) and without (one) superposition of the visualized feeding areas, identified by geoprocessing analysis. A higher infestation rate was observed where superposition in the feeding areas was observed (averages 11.0% and 9.3%) in contrast with the swarms in the apiary where there were no common feeding areas (3.3%). This suggests that superposition of visualized feeding areas is associated with the varroatosis occurrence and that it favors the enhancement of the mite infestation rate in the beehives. (AU)

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