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dc.creatorSimeunović, Predrag
dc.creatorStevanović, Jevrosima
dc.creatorĆirković, Dragan
dc.creatorRadojičić, Sonja
dc.creatorLakić, Nada
dc.creatorStanišić, Ljubodrag
dc.creatorStanimirović, Zoran
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-03T13:48:10Z
dc.date.available2020-06-03T13:48:10Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn0021-8839
dc.identifier.urihttp://vet-erinar.vet.bg.ac.rs/handle/123456789/1096
dc.description.abstractThe strength of the honey bee colony and the quality concerning brood production, number of worker bees and honey yield depend substantially upon the characteristics of the queen. Reproductive and productive capacities of the colony, as two important physiological qualities can depend a great deal on the age of the queen. Over the years, the laying ratio of queens could decrease depending on the age; therefore colonies headed by one-year-old queens have proven to be more efficient considering colony population and honey production than ones with older queens. Nosema ceranae infection is a possible reason for the decrease in reproductive capacities and the reduction in the honey production of infected colonies. With the help of numerous pheromones, the queen can preserve colony homeostasis, however exhausted by N. ceranae infection she might compromise the renewal of worker population. The aim of this research is to investigate the influence of N. c-eranae on reproduction and productivity of honey bee colonies headed by queens of different age. Experiment was conducted on 27 honey bee colonies equalized with regard to brood, food source, number of worker bees and Nosema infection. In the three year investigation period (2009-2012), Nosema detection, identification and spore load per each colony, as well as parameters of colony reproduction (such as uncapped and capped brood area, queen egg-laying rate and colony strength) and productivity (the total extracted honey and the winter honey stores) were recorded. Concerning the influence of the age of the queens on followed parameters we compared one, two and three-years old queens and found significantly higher reproductive and productive values in favour of younger ones. Significant differences regarding the effects of N. ceranae infection on productive and reproductive characteristics could be explained with a higher capacity of one year old queens to compensate the effects of Nosema infection; a capacity which gradually declines in the second and the third year.en
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis Ltd, Abingdon
dc.relationinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/46002/RS//
dc.rightsrestrictedAccess
dc.sourceJournal of Apicultural Research
dc.subjectqueen ageen
dc.subjectN. ceranaeen
dc.subjectbrood areaen
dc.subjectegg-laying rateen
dc.subjectcolony strengthen
dc.subjectextracted honeyen
dc.subjecthoney storesen
dc.titleNosema ceranae and queen age influence the reproduction and productivity of the honey bee colonyen
dc.typearticle
dc.rights.licenseARR
dcterms.abstractЛакић, Нада; Ћирковић, Драган; Стевановић, Јевросима; Радојичић, Соња; Симеуновић, Предраг; Станишић, Љубодраг; Станимировић, Зоран;
dc.citation.volume53
dc.citation.issue5
dc.citation.spage545
dc.citation.epage554
dc.citation.other53(5): 545-554
dc.citation.rankM21
dc.identifier.wos000348490200006
dc.identifier.doi10.3896/IBRA.1.53.5.09
dc.identifier.scopus2-s2.0-84920109936
dc.identifier.rcubconv_2041
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