Volume 5, Issue 4, July 2019, Page: 94-97
A Biological Method for Trapping Varroa destructor and Collecting Male Wasp Pupae
Haizhou Wang, Rizhao Animal Husbandry Station, Rizhao, China
Lixin Zhang, Rizhao Animal Husbandry Station, Rizhao, China
Shuihua Jin, Meiyuan North Village, Pinghu, China
Received: Jun. 21, 2019;       Accepted: Aug. 10, 2019;       Published: Sep. 3, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190504.13      View  218      Downloads  41
Varroa destructor is a kind of parasitic mite that seriously endangers the western honeybees. It has become the biggest pest threat to the agiculture of the world. At present, chemical drugs such as mite powders are worldwidely used to control the infection of Varroa destructor. While these anti-mite drugs may increase drug resistance of Varroa destructor and pollution of bee products. Although many biological methods have been adopted, the effect on mite control is not satisfactory. This paper discussses the use of plastic mould to modularize the movable honeycomb frame and make the modularized honeycomb into a biological trap. Based on the biological characteristics of Varroa destructor reproduction and its parasitic characteristics and reproductive regularity, a movable nest frame with plastic mould was modularized and made into a biological trap. Then the biological trap was set up in every colony to trap and kill Varroa destructor in a planned way, and the male pupae are harvested at the same time. The results showed that after a series of reciprocating trap, the trapping rate decreases geometrically, and the sex ratio was well controlled. This biological trap is of practical significance to reduce the damage of Varroa destructor to bee colony and to improve the economic benefits of bee farmers.
Varroa destructor, Biological Trapping, Modularized Hive, Ambush, Male Pupae
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Haizhou Wang, Lixin Zhang, Shuihua Jin, A Biological Method for Trapping Varroa destructor and Collecting Male Wasp Pupae, International Journal of Applied Agricultural Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 4, 2019, pp. 94-97. doi: 10.11648/j.ijaas.20190504.13
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