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Factors influencing flight activity of Apis florea F., an important pollinator of Daucus carota L.

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Journal of Apicultural Research
Vol. 45 (2) pp. 2 - 6
DOI
10.3896/IBRA.1.45.2.02
Date
June 2006
Article Title

Factors influencing flight sctivity of Apis florea F, an important pollinator of Daucus carota L

Author(s)

D P Abrol

Abstract

Foraging behaviour of insect pollinators visiting carrot flowers (Daucus carota L.) was studies in relation to five environmental variables. The dwarf honey bee Apis florea L. was the most abundant flower visitor and comprised more than 94% of flower visiting insects.

Keywords

Daucus carota, honey bees, environmental factors, pollination seed yield, path analysis

 
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