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Olfactory response of Apis florea F. to some essential oils

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 26 (1) pp. 3-10
Date
March 1987
Article Title

Olfactory response of Apis florea F. to some essential oils

Author(s)

Mahavir Gupta

Abstract

Twenty-four essential oils were evaluated as olfactory repellents to Apis florea. Tests were carried out at concentrations ranging from 0.0625 to 5 g/litre distilled water. Numbers of bees congregating in the chemical-vapour arena and the water-vapour arena of the olfactometer provided an index of repellency. On the basis of maximum percentage repellency obtained, Carum capciculll oil was the best repellent.

Keywords

Apis florea, Essential oils, Olfactory Reponse, repellent,

 
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