Potential associations between the mite Varroa destructor and other stressors in honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera L.) in temperate and subtropical climate from Argentina

Authors
Giacobino, Agostina; Pacini, Adriana Cecilia; Molineri, Ana Ines; Rodriguez, Graciela Adriana; Crisanti, Paola Andrea; Bulacio Cagnolo, Natalia Veronica; Merke, Julieta; Orellano, Emanuel; Bertozzi, Ezequiel; Pietronave, Hernan Pablo; Signorini, Marcelo
Publication Year
2018
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Versión aceptada para publicación
Description
The presence of Varroa destructor in colonies of Apis mellifera is explained by the interaction among a number of factors including beekeeping practices and surrounding environment features. The aim of this study was to evaluate the relative impact of environment geographical region and beekeeping management on Varroa infestation levels throughout a year. A monitoring study was carried out during 2015 in north-central regions from Argentina, consisting of three sampling dates: 1) autumn survey before autumn acaricide treatment; 2) autumn survey after autumn acaricide treatment and 3) spring survey. During these visits, we collected samples for Varroa mites and Nosema sp. presence assessment and information concerning the apiary management practices during each period. Both regional location and beekeeping practices impact on V. destructor infestation level during the course of the year, but relative importance depend partially on the time of year when this was observed. Varroa infestation level is driven simultaneously by a wide-range of environmental factors (regional effect) and honeybee population dynamics. Additionally, colony life histories are also strongly affected by the management practices employed by beekeepers, especially regarding the Varroa mites control and the supplementary feeding. Complexity involving multiple factors interaction in socio-ecological systems like beekeeping is discussed.
EEA Rafaela
Fil: Giacobino, Agostina. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Pacini, Adriana Cecilia. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Molineri, Ana Ines. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Fil: Rodriguez, Graciela Adriana. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Hilario Ascasubi; Argentina.
Fil: Crisanti, Paola Andrea. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Hilario Ascasubi; Argentina
Fil: Bulacio Cagnolo, Natalia Veronica. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Fil: Merke, Julieta. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Fil: Orellano, Emanuel. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Fil: Bertozzi, Ezequiel. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Fil: Pietronave, Hernan Pablo. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina
Fil: Signorini, Marcelo. INTA. Estación Experimental Agropecuaria Rafaela; Argentina. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina
Source
Preventive Veterinary Medicine Available online 14 September 2018
Subject
Apis Mellifera
Abeja Melífera
Plagas de Animales
Varroa
Colonia de Abejas
Clima
Clima Templado
Clima Subtropical
Honey Bees
Pests of Animals
Bee Colonies
Climate
Temperate Climate
Subtropical Climate
Varroa Destructor
Argentina
Access level
Restricted access
License
Repository
INTA Digital (INTA)
Institution
Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Agropecuaria
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