Floral Handling by Apis cerana indica F. in Sunflower


  • Deepayan Padhy Department of Entomology, M S Swaminathan School of Agriculture, Centurion University of Technology and Management, Paralakhemundi 761211, Odisha
  • Chitta Ranjan Satapathy Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture, Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar 751003, Odisha
  • Shimantini Borkataki Department of Entomology, Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat 785013, Assam




Indian honey bees, Apis cerana indica, floral handling time, sesonal variations, time spent, sunflower, beekeeping, apiculture, Gajapati District, Odisha


The foraging activity of Apis cerana indica F with specific to their floral handling time on sunflower has been investigated at MSSSoA, Centurion University of Technology and Management in Gajapati district of Odisha in two cropping seasons. Floral handling time was to be maximum during mid flowering stages and the least during late flowering. The mean time spent on flowers was higher during 10:00-11:00 AM in the second season whereas it was during 01:00-02:00 PM in the first season.


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Padhy, D., Satapathy, C. R., & Borkataki, S. (2023). Floral Handling by <i>Apis cerana indica</i> F. in Sunflower. Indian Journal of Entomology, 86(2), 630–632. https://doi.org/10.55446/IJE.2023.1559



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