KAFKAS UNIVERSITESI VETERINER FAKULTESI DERGISI, cilt.17, ss.1025-1029, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
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.