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The Effects of Temperature, Diet, and Other Factors on Development, Survivorship, and Oviposition of Aethina tumida (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)
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Developmental rate and survivorship of small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, life stages were measured across different temperatures and diets, which included natural and artificial pollen, honey, and bee pupae.
Application of continuous monitoring of honeybee colonies
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The objective of this review is to examine critically the different kinds of data and data analyses, providing researchers with better-informed options for obtaining information on colony phenology in the field without disturbing the hive, and for combining information from different kind of sensors to obtain a more complete picture of colony status.
Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
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It is argued that the fight against the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor should be a priority for future honey bee health research and the lack of efficient control methods currently available against the parasite is highlighted.
Seasonal and weather factors influencing the annual flight cycle of Prostephanus truncatus (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae) and its predator Teretriosoma nigrescens (Coleoptera: Histeridae) in Benin
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Investigations were carried out in southern Benin on the annual flight cycle and the effects of weather variables on the flight activity of Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) and its natural enemy, Teretriosoma nigrescens Lewis, and the possibility that one of the P. truncatus peaks was associated with dispersal from crowded maize stores and the other with the search for natural woody host plants is discussed.
Challenges for developing pathogen-based biopesticides against Varroa destructor (Mesostigmata: Varroidae)
Control of the major pest of apiculture, the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor using pathogen-based biopesticides would resolve many of the problems experienced with other forms of control, such
Pest management in traditional maize stores in West Africa: a farmer's perspective.
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Given that unsafe pesticide use is prevalent in Benin, research and extension services should clearly state the limitations to prophylactic treatment and increase the effort to educate farmers on appropriate pesticide use, store monitoring and marketing.
The Biology of the Larger Grain Borer, Prostephanus truncatus (Horn) (Coleoptera: Bostrichidae)
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This article reviews the literature on the geographical distribution, biotypes, symbiotic associations, mating and flight behaviour, oviposition, and development of Prostephanus truncatus on both agricultural and non-agricultural hosts.
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