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Adsorption of moisture in the bees' brood nest during the winter period

Vorobieva S.L., Sannikova N.A.


Data of a comparative estimation of influence of zeolite and the table salt which is carrying out function of adsorbents, on the bee families are presented. It is established positive influence of zeolite on winter hardiness of beer families, their spring development and honey efficiency. The difference by brood quantity between bee families of experimental groups in the first spring examination was 30,7 and 54,5% in comparison with control.

Keywords: melliferous bees, zeolite, humidity, winter hardiness,brood