Weight and storage capacity of the stomach africanized honeybees in southern Santa Catarina, Brazil

Keywords: Apis mellifera, Colony, Consumption


The objective of this study was to evaluate worker honey bees weight and the capacity of the honey vesicle of africanized Apis mellifera L. in the southern region of Santa Catarina. The honeybees were conditioned in pots to measure their weights and, subsequently, honey was supplied until satiety and heavy for the quantification of the stomach capacity. ,. The average weight of Africanized honey bees was 76.20 ± 10.33 mg. The mean stomach capacity was 24.50 ± 12.69 mg. The low coefficient determination regression equation (r2 = 0.03998) demonstrating variability between stomach capacity and weight Africanized honey bees. The weight and capacity of the honey vesicle of bees in the southern region of Santa Catarina is 76.20 mg and 24.50 mg, respectively.


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Author Biographies

Lucas Almeida da Silva, Instituto Federal Catarinense, Santa Rosa do Sul
Engenheiro Agrônomo
Maurício Duarte Anastácio, Instituto Federal Catarinense, Santa Rosa do Sul

Técnico em Agropecuária do IFC Campus Santa Rosa do Sul.

Engenheiro Agrônomo

Epecialização em Agronegócio

Tuan Henrique Smielevski de Souza, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá

Engenheiro Agrônomo

Mestre em Zootecnia

Doutorando em Zootecnia

Diou Roger Ramos Spido, Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina

Engenheiro Agrônomo

Mestre em Ciências do Solo

Diogo Policarpo Semprebon, Universidade Estadual de Santa Catarina
Engenheiro Agrônomo
Miguelangelo Ziegler Arboitte, Instituto Federal Catarinense, Santa Rosa do Sul

Professor EBTT - IFC Campus Santa Rosa do Sul


Mestre em Produção Animal

Doutor em Zootecnia



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