Productivity Of Honeybees In Oil Palm Integrated System In Niger- Delta Of Nigeria

  • FN Emuh Dept. of Agronomy, Delta State Uni.,
  • AU Ofuoku Dept. of Ag. Eco. and Ext., Delta State Uni.,
Keywords: African honeybee, economic yield. honey-yield, oil palm

Abstract

For two consecutive years in Abbi, Delta State of Niger-Delta of Nigeria one, two and three beehives were integrated in oil palm plantation to determine optimum productivity of the oil-palm honey bee farming system. The fresh fruit bunch (economic yield) of the oil palm was statistically similar at 0, 1, 2 and 3 bee hive(s) per hectare. The honey yield were statistically similar for each bee hive/kg/ha while the total honey yield/production was significantly higher in the order of three > two > one bee hive/ha. Result obtained in this study indicates that productivity of oil palm plantation + three Beehives/ha which produced more honey is recommended.

The Journal of Agriculture and Environment Vol:12, Jun.2011, Page 38-40

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/aej.v12i0.7561

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2013-02-05
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Emuh, F., & Ofuoku, A. (2013). Productivity Of Honeybees In Oil Palm Integrated System In Niger- Delta Of Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Environment, 12, 38-40. https://doi.org/10.3126/aej.v12i0.7561
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