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Bożena Szymaś, Aleksandra Łangowska, Karol Giejdasz
CONDITION OF THE WORKER HONEYBEES FED VARIOUS CARBOHYDRATE SYRUPS IN LABORATORY CONDITIONS
Summary. Various additives added to the sugar syrup as well as the decomposition of sucrose into simple sugars employing new technologies may all change its chemical composition, although this, by no means, must be associated with a positive influence on the condition of bees. The aim of this research project was to assess the survivability of individual bees in laboratory conditions and to determine the fresh and dry body mass content of worker bees as well as the content of the crude fat in the dry body mass following the ingestion of the sugar syrup supplemented with the addition of lactic acid, “Trilac” probiotic, “Apibiovit” and “Apilac” preparations or inverted syrup. The performed experiments revealed that the applied enrichment of the sugar syrup with lactic acid, “Trilac” probiotic preparation, “Apibiovit” and “Apilac” preparations or inverted syrup did not result in a deterioration of conditions of experimental honeybees. The syrup supplemented with the “Apilac” preparation exerted the most beneficial effect on the bee fresh body mass, whereas their dry mass was best affected by the “Trilac” probiotic preparation. The experimental bees were found to drink more readily the inverted syrup as well as syrups with the addition of lactic acid and the probiotic preparation than pure sugar syrup.
Key words: honeybee, consumption, condition, sugar syrup
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MLA Szymaś, Bożena, et al. "CONDITION OF THE WORKER HONEYBEES FED VARIOUS CARBOHYDRATE SYRUPS IN LABORATORY CONDITIONS." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 1.2 (2007): #40.
APA Bożena Szymaś, Aleksandra Łangowska, Karol Giejdasz (2007). CONDITION OF THE WORKER HONEYBEES FED VARIOUS CARBOHYDRATE SYRUPS IN LABORATORY CONDITIONS. Nauka Przyr. Technol. 1 (2), #40
ISO 690 SZYMAś, Bożena, ŁANGOWSKA, Aleksandra, GIEJDASZ, Karol. CONDITION OF THE WORKER HONEYBEES FED VARIOUS CARBOHYDRATE SYRUPS IN LABORATORY CONDITIONS. Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2007, 1.2: #40.
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Bożena Szymaś
Bożena Szymaś
Katedra Hodowli Owadów Użytkowych
Akademia Rolnicza im. Augusta Cieszkowskiego
ul. Wojska Polskiego 71 C
60-625 Poznań, Poland

e-mail: beszymas@au.poznan.pl
Accepted for print: 4.06.2007