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Quality of Honey Harvested and Processed Using Traditional Methods in Rural Areas of Kenya
Muli E., A. Munguti, S. K. Raina: Quality of Honey Harvested and Processed Using Traditional Methods in Rural Areas of Kenya. Acta Vet. Brno 2007, 76: 315-320. The honey consumed in most of Africa isExpand
A scientific note on Varroa destructor found in East Africa; threat or opportunity?
In many areas of the world where it is managed, the honeybee, Apis mellifera, has been plagued by diseases, pests and parasites. Of these, the parasitic mite, Varroa destructor Anderson and TrumanExpand
American foulbrood and African honey bees (Hymenoptera: Apidae).
  • I. Fries, S. Raina
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of economic entomology
  • 1 December 2003
The results suggest that large parts of Africa may be free from American foulbrood, and Behavioral studies on Apis mellifera subsp. Expand
Smallholder Farmers Perceptions and Adaptations to Climate Change and Variability in Kitui County, Kenya
The effects of climate change have highly challenged the productivity of the agricultural sector. The increasing temperatures and erratic rains, as well as diseases and pests have significantlyExpand
The Biology and Control of the Greater Wax Moth, Galleria mellonella
An overview of the current knowledge on the biology, distribution, economic damage, and management options of the greater wax moth is provided and prospects that need consideration are provided for better understanding and management of the pest. Expand
Application of hyperspectral remote sensing for flower mapping in African savannas
The suitability and accuracy of hyperspectral data was tested to produce the first African flowering and short-term floral cycle map, and the “White forbs” flowering plant group was most accurately mapped in both AISA/Eagle acquisition dates. Expand
Adoption of modern beekeeping and its impact on honey production in the former Mwingi District of Kenya: assessment using theory-based impact evaluation approach
It is indicated, through the average TE, that considerable room still exists for the improvement of beekeeping and provides strong evidence for scaling up the dissemination of modern hives in areas of Kenya with high potential. Expand
Demineralization enables reeling of wild silkmoth cocoons.
Evidence is presented that its selective removal by ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) leaves the gum substantially intact, preventing collapse and entanglement of the network of fibroin brins, enabling wet reeling and this method clearly differs from the standard "degumming" and should be referred to as "demineralizing". Expand
Forest habitat conservation in Africa using commercially important insects.
This review highlights the critical role of commercial insects within the environmental complexity of African forest ecosystems, in modern agroindustry, and with respect to its potential contribution to poverty alleviation and pollination services. Expand
Transovarial transmission of Nosema locustae (Microsporida: Nosematidae) in the migratory locust Locusta migratoria migratorioides.
Nosema locustae, a microsporidian parasite of locusts and grasshoppers, was transovarially transmitted to the progeny of infected Locusta migratoria reared for up to F14 generations. The mortality ofExpand