Adaptations of honeybees Apis mellifera mellifera L. and Apis mellifera carpathica to low winter temperatures

Adaptations of honeybees Apis mellifera mellifera L. and Apis mellifera carpathica to low winter... ISSN 10674136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2012, Vol. 43, No. 5, pp. 409–411. © Pleiades Publishing, Ltd., 2012. Original Russian Text © A.V. Murylev, A.V. Petukhov, V.Yu. Lipatov, 2012, published in Ekologiya, 2012, No. 5, pp. 386–388. SHORT COMMUNICATIOS Adaptations of Honeybees Apis mellifera mellifera L. and Apis mellifera carpathica to Low Winter Temperatures A. V. Murylev, A. V. Petukhov, and V. Yu. Lipatov Perm State Pedagogical University, ul. Pushkina 42, Perm, 614000 Russia; email: Received December 20, 2011 Keywords: supercooling point, body water content, Apis mellifera carpathica, Apis mellifera mellifera, Kama population DOI: 10.1134/S1067413612050104 Perm krai is at the northern limit of the natural estimate the total body water content (%) in the insects range of honeybees. Apis mellifera mellifera L. honey during different periods of bee family development. bees in its territory successfully overwinter and show The experiments were performed in 2006 to 2010, at high productivity. The Kama population of A. m. mel monthly intervals, with A. m. mellifera bees of the Kama lifera inhabiting Perm krai (Shurakov, Petukhov, and population from the Nizhnesypovskoe Bee Breeding Es’kov, 1999) is distinguished by morphological and Farm (Uinskii raion, Perm krai) and A. m. carpathica ecophysiological characters from Russian Journal of Ecology Springer Journals

Adaptations of honeybees Apis mellifera mellifera L. and Apis mellifera carpathica to low winter temperatures

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