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Table 4 Mean area of sealed worker brood (inch2) and number of combs covered with bees in honeybee colonies treated by different concentrations of the jatropha oil

From: Evaluating the impact of jatropha oil extract against the Varroa mite, Varroa destructor Anderson & Trueman (Arachnida: Acari: Varroidae), infesting honeybee colonies (Apis mellifera L.)

No. of treatments Area of worker brood (inch2)/colony Number of combs covered with bees/colony
Jatropha oil concentrations F value Jatropha oil concentrations F value
1% 2% 5% 10% Control 1% 2% 5% 10% Control
Before treatment 28.25 a 27.25 a 23.75 a 23.75 a 28.00 a 0.34NS 3.25 a 2.75 a 3.00 a 3.00 a 3.25 a 1.16NS
First treatment 30.25 a 26.50 a 26.75 a 31.25 a 32.25 a 0.25NS 3.25 a 3.00 a 2.75 a 3.00 a 3.00 a 1.25NS
Second treatment 22.00 a 12.75 a 15.50 a 19.25 a 18.50 a 0.82NS 2.50 a 2.50 a 2.25 a 2.25 a 2.25 a 0.26NS
Third treatment 45.25 a 36.00 a 28.25 a 38 a 28.25 a 0.72NS 3.25 a 2.75 a 2.75 a 2.75 a 2.50 a 1.12NS
Fourth treatment 75.75 a 77.50 a 53.75 a 57.50 a 42.00 a 0.87NS 4.00 a 3.50 a 3.25 a 3.25 a 3.25 a 0.48NS
  1. NS non-significant means in a row with dissimilar letters differ significantly at 0.05 level of probability