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Table 3 Average numbers of Varroa mite fallen on adhesive sheets during September 21 to December 21 of 2019 under bee house conditions at Dakahlia governorate, Egypt

From: Simple approaches for environmental and mechanical management of the Varroa mite, Varroa destructor Anderson and Trueman (Parasitiformes: Varroidae), on the honey bee, Apis mellifera L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae) in Egypt

Date of weekly inspection Normal mice trap Modified mice trapa Mean
21 Sep 13.3 15.7 14.5
28 Sep 14.7 16.3 15.5
05 Oct 15.3 17.0 16.2
12 Oct 14.7 17.7 16.2
19 Oct 14.7 16.7 15.7
26 Oct 14.3 18.0 16.2
02 Nov 15.0 18.7 16.9
09 Nov 15.0 18.0 16.5
16 Nov 15.0 18.7 16.9
23 Nov 16.3 18.7 17.5
30 Nov 16.7 18.7 17.7
07 Dec 17.7 19.7 18.7
14 Dec 17.7 19.0 18.4
21 Dec 17.3 19.7 18.5
Mean 15.6 18.0 -----
  1. aJuice of five broods + royal jelly (1 g) were spread on each sheet to attract Varroa mite to the sheet
  2. L.S.D. at 5% for date (D) = 1.2, type of mite trap (K) = 1.4, and D × K = 1.9