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Individual feeding of honey bees: modification of the Rinderer technique

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Journal of Apicultural Research Vol. 52 (5) pp. 194-195
DOI 10.3896/IBRA.1.52.5.04
Date December 2013
Article Title

Individual feeding of honey bees: modification of the Rinderer technique

Author(s)

Martín Pablo Porrini, Paula Melisa Garrido and Martín Javier Eguaras

Abstract

Currently, inoculation with substances or infective microorganisms of individual honey bees involves many technical problems, such as long time periods of handling and a tedious manipulation of the bee to achieve the ingestion of the inoculum. Also, many operators are needed in order to simultaneously obtain large numbers of inoculated individuals.

Keywords

honey bees, Apis mellifera, individual feeding technique

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