The Efficiency of the Use of Glauconitic Sandstone as an Adsorbent in Beekeeping
Zhanna Aleksandrovna Zemlyankina1, Natalya Vladimirovna Lyashenko2, Natalya Alexandrovna Yurina3, Alexander Vasilyevich Yarmots4, Larisa Yakovlevna Moreva5, Maria Anatolyevna Ovchinnikova6

1Zhanna Aleksandrovna Zemlyankina, Beekeeping FRC, Rybnoe, Russia.
2Natalya Vladimirovna Lyashenko, Maikop State Technological University”, Maikop, Russia.
3Natalya Alexandrovna Yurina, Krasnodar Research Center for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine, Krasnodar, Russia; Kuban State Agrarian University named after I.T. Trubilin, Krasnodar, Russia.
4Alexander Vasilyevich Yarmots, Maikop State Technological University”, Maikop, Russia.
5Larisa Yakovlevna Moreva, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia.
6Maria Anatolyevna Ovchinnikova, Kuban State University, Krasnodar, Russia.

Manuscript received on 02 June 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 10 June 2019 | Manuscript published on 30 June 2019 | PP: 2786-2790 | Volume-8 Issue-8, June 2019 | Retrieval Number: H6987068819/19©BEIESP
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Abstract: In the process of studying the efficiency of the use of glauconitic sandstone as a mineral beehive lining contributing to the normalization of the moisture regime, the authors noted its positive effect on the honey production. Bee colonies, in which glauconite lining was used, produced about 3 kg of honey more than those of the control group. The application of the developed method allows enhancing bee colonies’ life quality and increasing gross and marketable honey production with minimal expenses, which is important during the adverse period of the year. Glauconite use allowed decreasing the moisture level from 100% to the normal rate, reducing colonies’ weakening during the spring season by 17% and increasing queen bees’ egg production in the experimental group by 343 eggs, as compared to the control group. The authors believe that the mineral is promising in terms of optimization of bee nest microclimate. Having a tetrahedral frame with cavities, glauconite can be used as an adsorbent for the condensate.
Keyword: Egg production, Glauconitic sandstone, Honey production, Moisture regime, Wax production, Varroatosis..
Scope of the Article: Production,