ISSN: 2455-815X Life Sciences Group

International Journal of Agricultural Science and Food Technology  Open Access


    Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJASFT-3-127

    Characterization of Honeybees (Apismellifera L.) Behavior and Swarming Tendency in Bale, Southeastern Ethiopia

    Bekele Tesfaye Dubale*

    The study was conducted to characterize honeybee’s behavior and swarming tendency in Bale Zone of Oromia Regional state, South-eastern part of Ethiopia in 2014/15. Three districts (Dinsho, Adaba and DelloMenna) were considered based on variations in agro-ecology. From each districts two Rural Kebele (RKs), from each RK 30 beekeepers and a total of 180 beekeepers were selected using purposive sampling method. The selected beekeepers were interviewed using pre-tested structure questioners and single- visit – multiple formal survey method used to collect the data. The result showed that the sample respondents categorized honeybees as black (41%), red (15%), grey (10%) and (33.9) mixture of black and red.

    Keywords: Behavior; Swarming tendency; Honeybees; Aggressive

    Published on: Dec 13, 2017 Pages: 86-90

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-815X.000027 CrossMark

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