Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances

Year: 2010
Volume: 9
Issue: 5
Page No. 879 - 882

A Survey of Nosema of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in East Azarbaijan Province of Iran

Authors : Nasser Razmaraii and Hamid Karimi

Abstract: Microscopically examination for Nosema disease was studied in 101 apiary hives in East Azarbaijan Province of Iran. Colonies were situated in seventeen regions. One of the important beekeeping areas in Iran is the East Azarbaijan Province. Honey bee samples were collected from 17 different regions in April-October 2007. Results of examination for spores by light microscopy showed that 35.4, 59.8, 44.5, 1, 1 and 2% in April, May, June, July, August and September were respectively infected by Nosema apis in April, June and July level of humidity were the highest and in summers months humidity is lack. Prevalence of Nosema apis related to temperature and moist and spring in East Azarbaijan Province is the suitable season for Nosema apis than other season. And compared with Mediterranean climate summer in East Azarbaijan Province was so dry. In the experiment, we have found a significant relationship between the average number of spores per infected bee in the positive samples and rainy area.

How to cite this article:

Nasser Razmaraii and Hamid Karimi, 2010. A Survey of Nosema of Honey Bees (Apis mellifera) in East Azarbaijan Province of Iran. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 9: 879-882.

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