Bìol. Tvarin, 2016, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp. 144–151

http://dx.doi.org/10.15407/animbiol18.02.144

THE QUALITY OF QUEEN BEES BY FEEDING THE QUEEN BEE FAMILIES WITH BIOLOGICALLY ACTIVE SUBCORTEXES

V. I. Sheremeta1, I. V. Vedmid1, V.G. Kaplunenko2

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1National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine,
15 Heroyiv Oborony str., Kyiv 03041, Ukraine

2Ukrainian State Research Institute of nanobiotechnology and resourse saving,
84 Malevich str., Kyiv 03150, Ukraine

The article represents the results of investigation on feeding the queen bees families with sugar syrup containing compositions of biologically active substances which promote the survival of significant quantity of larvae, intensity the growth of queen bees in embryonic period of their development and improve the functional activity of their reproductive system. Using preparations Nanostymulin and Apistymulin BM contributed to getting larger number of high quality queen bees. Their body weight and length were significantly higher — 8.7 % and 14.3 %, 30.6 % and 53.1 % , respectively. Queen bees obtained from queen bee family which were fed with the preparations Nanostymulin and Apistymulin BM had at 26.7 % and 33.3 % higher fertility compared to 60 % in control.

Feeding queen bees with sugar syrup containing biologically active substances increases the number of larvae taken on growing and obtained as result of this queen bees. The best result of the number of taken for the growing larvae was received by feeding the bee families of the 3rd group the preparation Apistymulin BM, that contributed to the increase at 43.3 % of larvae acceptance. As a result of the processing data about queen bees growing, the stimulating effect of experimental preparations was confirmed and in particular the highest rate was 50 % in the 3rd group with applying the preparation Apistymulin BM.

Quality of queen bees was higher in comparison with the control group, their body weight and length were significantly higher. The best result was obtained by feeding queen bee families of the 3rd group preparation Apistymulin BM, that contributed to the increase of weight in queen bees at 22.6 %, and body length at 53.1 %.

The fertility of queen bees obtained from queen bee families which were fed with the preparation Nanostimulinum and Apistimulinum BM was 26.7 % and 33.3 % higher in comparison with 60 % in control.

Keywords: BEES FAMILY, QUEEN BEES, PREPARATION APISTYMULIN BM, PREPARATION NANOSTYMULIN, SUGAR SYRUP, QUEEN BEE FAMILIES

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