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Year 2020, Volume: 20 Issue: 2, 53 - 76, 31.12.2020

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  • Akinwande K. L.; Badejo, M. A.; Ogbogu, S. S., 2012. Challenges associated with the honey bee (Apis mellifera adansonii) colonies establishment in south western Nigeria, African Journal of Agriculture, Food Nutrition and Development, Vol 15: 2 : 7467 – 7484.
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  • Akinwande, K. L., 2016. Hive Temperature Regulation in Colonies of West African Honey bee (Apis mellifera adansonii Latreille)(Hymenoptera : Apidae) during the wet and dry seasons. FUTA Journal of Research in Sciences, Volume 12 (2): 206 – 210.
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SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health

Year 2020, Volume: 20 Issue: 2, 53 - 76, 31.12.2020

Abstract

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.

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References

  • Agboola S. A., 1979. An Agricultural Atlas of Nigeria, Oxford University Press, Nigeria. P. 248Pp.
  • Akinwande K. L.; Badejo, M. A.; Ogbogu, S. S., 2012. Challenges associated with the honey bee (Apis mellifera adansonii) colonies establishment in south western Nigeria, African Journal of Agriculture, Food Nutrition and Development, Vol 15: 2 : 7467 – 7484.
  • Akinwande K. L.; Neumann, P., 2018. Small hive beetle infestation levels of honey bee colonies correlate with precipitation and forest cover. Apidologie, 49:517–525 https://doi.org/10.1007/s13592-018-0579-x.
  • Akinwande, K. L., 2016. Hive Temperature Regulation in Colonies of West African Honey bee (Apis mellifera adansonii Latreille)(Hymenoptera : Apidae) during the wet and dry seasons. FUTA Journal of Research in Sciences, Volume 12 (2): 206 – 210.
  • Akinwande,K. L; Badejo, M. A; Ogbogu, S. S., 2018. Morphometrics and parasitic load of Varroa mites (Acari : Varroidea) on Colonies of Apis mellifera adansoniii in Southwest Nigeria. 2013, Vol. 21 (1) pp 17 -25.
  • Akratanakul, P., 1990. Pesticides and beekeeping. In Beekeeping in Asia, Rome : FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin. 68/4.
  • Allysa C. H; Randall J. M; Evan R. C; Jeffrey D. Karron, 2017. Pollination success following loss of a frequent pollinator: the role of compensatory visitation by other effective pollinators AoB PLANTS, Volume 9, Issue 3, plx020. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plx020.
  • Al-Qarni, A. S., 2006. Tolerance of summer temperature in imported and indigenous honey bee, Apis mellifera L. races in Central Saudi Arabia.- Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 13 (2):123-127.
  • Badiou-Bénéteau, A.; Meled, M.; Belzunces, L.P., 2008. Honeybee Apis mellifera acetylcholinesterase - A biomarker to detect deltamethrin exposure. Ecotoxicol. Environ. Safety. 69, 246–253.

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Primary Language English
Subjects Structural Biology, Environmental Sciences
Journal Section Articles
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Akinwande KAYODE 0000-0002-3649-6234

Adeuya OLUWATOSİN This is me 0000-0001-6795-4413

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Publication Date December 31, 2020
Submission Date November 29, 2020
Acceptance Date December 31, 2020
Published in Issue Year 2020 Volume: 20 Issue: 2

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APA KAYODE, A., & OLUWATOSİN, 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.
AMA KAYODE A, OLUWATOSİN A. SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health. mellifera. December 2020;20(2):53-76.
Chicago KAYODE, Akinwande, and Adeuya OLUWATOSİN. “SW Nigeria Experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis Mellifera Adansonii Colony Establishment and Health”. Mellifera 20, no. 2 (December 2020): 53-76.
EndNote KAYODE A, OLUWATOSİN A (December 1, 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.
IEEE A. KAYODE and A. OLUWATOSİN, “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, 2020.
ISNAD KAYODE, Akinwande - OLUWATOSİN, 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.
JAMA KAYODE A, OLUWATOSİN A. SW Nigeria experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis mellifera adansonii Colony Establishment and Health. mellifera. 2020;20:53–76.
MLA KAYODE, Akinwande and Adeuya OLUWATOSİN. “SW Nigeria Experience of Impacts of Agricultural Intensification and Climate Change on Apis Mellifera Adansonii Colony Establishment and Health”. Mellifera, vol. 20, no. 2, 2020, pp. 53-76.
Vancouver KAYODE A, OLUWATOSİN 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.