Volume 6, Issue 5, October Issue - 2018, Pages:895-897
Authors: Nirupama Sharma, JK Gupta, Harish Sharma
Abstract: Apis cerana colonies are attacked by various pseudoscorpians, ants and birds. An understanding of the incidence periods of different insect pests, diseases, predators and natural enemies on A. cerana colonies is essential for developing effective management strategies for a particular hamlet/niche. Therefore, present investigation was carried out to find out the information regarding different insect pests, diseases, predators and natural enemies of A. cerana in the apiaries of Regional Horticulture Research Sub-Station of Dr. Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry at Katrain, Kullu, Himachal Pradesh. Fifteen colonies, each on 5-6 frames were selected for the present study. Organisms collected from debris were identified.