COLLECTED POLLEN BY THE HONEY BEE (APIS MELLIFERA L.) ACCORDING TO ITS PROTEIN CONTENT

Zheko Radev

Abstract


The research result indicatе, that honey bees prefer to collect pollen from 2 to 8 plants species during every single month. The analysis not found difference and there is no relation between amount of collected pollen and its protein content. The quantity collected pollen by the bees depends on the population of the certain plants that bees visit. We have to take into account the differences in the discoveries of bees-scouts, when searching for new crops,flower type, the number of flowers, bees’ direct access pass, the distance to the hives, ecological factors and etc. When flowering introduced agricultural plants, bees collect most of them pollen especially Brassica napus and Helianthus annuus. The results of the study show that the wide variety of pollen provided the taxons of naturally occurring flora, around 80% and 20% for introduced plants. It is necessary to keep and protect the native flora, which provide to the bees food.

Keywords


pollen, protein content, honey bee, Apis mellifera L.

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