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Étude des paramètres déterminant la production de miel de tournesol par les colonies d'abeilles domestiques

Abstract : One of the most important aims of beekeeping is honey production. For this purpose, we tried to define a predictive model on which beekeepers could rely. We specifically focused on assessing the brood size, which seemed to strongly influence sunflower honey production two weeks before its blooming. Throughout this time, we noticed that "health anomalies" influenced sunflower honey production of colonies (phoretic mites, dead nymphs, suspicions of European foulbrood, mycosis, deformed wing virus, ...). Thus, these results bring to light the negative impact of diseases on colony productivity. Our prediction considers that a disease-free colony can produce 6kg of honey per unit 1000cm² (equivalent to about 4,000 larvae) brood. However, the presence of disease seems to result in a reduction of at least 30% of this ratio. In parallel, we tested a method claiming to visually estimate the brood in a colony within few minutes (5 to 6 minutes) provided that the observer is experienced (called Method ColEval or Liebedeld).
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Thibaud Lancien. Étude des paramètres déterminant la production de miel de tournesol par les colonies d'abeilles domestiques. Sciences agricoles. 2016. ⟨dumas-01389569⟩

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