Year 2020, Volume 20 , Issue 2, Pages 53 - 76 2020-12-31

SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health

Akinwande KAYODE [1] , Adeuya OLUWATOSİN [2]


Declines of wild bees together with unsustainably high losses of managed colonies and worsening bee health have become global issues. Southwest Nigeria has one of the most biologically diverse ecosystems, with the changing agricultural development and climate overwhelmingly impacting it. The impact is also significant on beekeeping vis: colony establishment, health and productivity of the native bees the West African honeybees, Apis mellifera adansonii Latreille (Hymenoptera: Apidae). This study was carried out between December, 2015 to December, 2018 to determine the stress factors associated with colony establishment, health and productivity of the bee colonies. Four states were purposively selected in the Southwest Nigeria. Some beekeepers were selected, sampling and colony observations were made in selected apiaries and laboratory investigations were conducted. Results indicated decline in colony numbers and honey production; colonies have become weakened or lost due to bee pests and diseases this is greater than losses recorded due to other factors. Infestation with small hive beetles (SHB) across the region is greater than 67(69.93 ± 2.08) (Mean ± SD) recorded for Galleria mellonella infestation. The mean levels of Gluthathion-S-Transferase (GST) detoxifier chemical signal in the tissues of bees tested in the colonies for the three years were higher than the normal value for bees. The climate change, and the adaptation policy and development such as agricultural intensification programme adopted is a relevant and sustainable mitigation tool but with a pervasive influence on beekeeping, honeybee health, population and productivity.
Colony establishment, Decline, Productivity, Pest, Climate change
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Primary Language en
Subjects Biology, Environmental Sciences
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-3649-6234
Author: Akinwande KAYODE (Primary Author)
Institution: Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Country: Nigeria


Orcid: 0000-0001-6795-4413
Author: Adeuya OLUWATOSİN
Institution: Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Country: Nigeria


Supporting Institution Nil
Project Number Nil
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Dates

Application Date : November 29, 2020
Acceptance Date : December 31, 2020
Publication Date : December 31, 2020

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APA Kayode, A , Oluwatosin, A . (2020). SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health . Mellifera , 20 (2) , 53-76 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mellifera/issue/59162/833066
MLA Kayode, A , Oluwatosin, A . "SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health" . Mellifera 20 (2020 ): 53-76 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/mellifera/issue/59162/833066>
Chicago Kayode, A , Oluwatosin, A . "SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health". Mellifera 20 (2020 ): 53-76
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ISNAD Kayode, Akinwande , Oluwatosin, Adeuya . "SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health". Mellifera 20 / 2 (December 2020): 53-76 .
AMA Kayode A , Oluwatosin A . SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health. mellifera. 2020; 20(2): 53-76.
Vancouver Kayode A , Oluwatosin A . SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health. Mellifera. 2020; 20(2): 53-76.
IEEE A. Kayode and A. Oluwatosin , "SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health", Mellifera, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 53-76, Dec. 2021