Survey studies on the status of beekeeping in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh
Naveen, Ashok Singh Yadav, Sakshi Saxena, Shivani Suman, Neeraj Kumar and Nishikant Yadav
Survey studies were carried out at different locations nearby the Chambal region of Morena district during April, 2019 to March, 2020 and the information was collected from beekeepers of Mirghan, Matkora, Ancholi, Dhurkuda, Bastoli, Koda, Ganjrampur, Nayagaon villages of the region about different aspects of beekeeping such as bee flora, practices adopted, and awareness about incidence, management of diseases and enemies and their own experience about the apiculture. The incidence of EFB disease was observed from September to November 2019 in Mirghan, Bastoli and Dhurkuda villages and in some parts of Matkora and Ancholi villages during July and February 2020. Varroa Mite infestation was observed by the beekeepers of Nayagaon village in September and in July 2019 and February 2020 in Matkora and Bastoli villages, respectively. Tropilaelaps clareae mite incidence was observed negligible in the region during the study period. Larvae and pupa of greater wax moth were the most destructive stages. These were observed in Mirghan, Matkora, Ancholi, Konda, Ganjrampur and Nayagaon villages of the region during August to November 2019 causing considerable losses to bee colonies. Apart from diseases and pests, wasp was reported to cause nuisance to bee colonies during July to October 2019 by the beekeepers of Mirghan, Matkora and Konda villages and during February 2020 in Nayagaon village. Ant attack was observed in the bee colonies during August to October 2019 by beekeepers of Konda, Nayagaon, Matkora, Bastoli and Mirghan villages. Bee eaters also caused nuisance to colonies during July to October 2019 in Ganjrampur, Bastoli and Mirghan villages and during February 2020 in Matkora village of Chambal region. Beekeepers are using terramycin and 1% soap & formalin solution for management of European foulbrood disease in Mirghan, Dhurkuda and Bastoli villages. Beekeepers from Nayagaon village are using Sulphur, Mite strips and veticol for management of Varroa Mites. For wasps, destruction of wasp nests, honey baits mixed with different insecticides and different types of traps were adopted. Dusting of Fenvalerate around colony box is done for management of Ants in Nayagaon, Matkora, Mirghan and Bastoli villages. Proper Hygiene, protection and care is being taken for effective management of honeybee colonies.
How to cite this article:
Naveen, Ashok Singh Yadav, Sakshi Saxena, Shivani Suman, Neeraj Kumar and Nishikant Yadav. Survey studies on the status of beekeeping in the Chambal region of Madhya Pradesh. The Pharma Innovation Journal. 2021; 10(12S): 932-937.