Comparisons of Mugla Ecotype and Italian Cross Honey Bees for Some Performances in Aegean Region (Turkey)


YÜCEL B. , Kosoglu M.

KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, vol.17, no.6, pp.1025-1029, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Title of Journal : KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.1025-1029

Abstract

In this research, colony population growth, brood production, attractiveness, flight activity and honey production of Mugla ecotype and Italian cross honey bees have determined and evaluated with comparison in Aegean Region. Genotype effect did not found statistically important on colony population growth and brood production (P>0.05). Flight activity and honey yields of Italian cross honey bees determined more higher than Mugla ecotype whereas Mugla ecotype showed better performance than Italian cross for adaptation of environmental condition. At the end of the research, determining of performance characteristics and protecting of Mugla ecotype that of Aegean Region is suggested with making breeding programs.