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Efect of redbeet juice on food preference, behavior and development of honeybees

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Code Science Field Subfield
1.03.00  Natural sciences and mathematics  Biology   

Code Science Field
B361  Biomedical sciences  Physiology of invertebrates 
honeybee, beekeeping, redbeet, food choice, honeybee development
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Researchers (5)
no. Code Name and surname Research area Role Period No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  22930  PhD Gregor Belušič  Biology  Researcher  2003 - 2005  218 
2.  11957  PhD Lilijana Bizjak Mali  Biology  Researcher  2003 - 2005  217 
3.  11169  PhD Janko Božič  Biology  Head  2003 - 2005  322 
4.  17820  Nika Fon Leben    Technical associate  2003 - 2005  25 
5.  26053  PhD Živa Pipan Tkalec  Biology  Technical associate  2005  42 
Organisations (1)
no. Code Research organisation City Registration number No. of publicationsNo. of publications
1.  0481  University of Ljubljana, Biotechnical Faculty  Ljubljana  1626914  67,219 
We are going to investigate feeding of honeybees with the food, which will contain redbeet juice. For that purpose, we will apply whole juice of redbeet and single compounds found in redbeet in different concentration to the sugar solution prepared for feeding honeybees. We will test food preference in different conditions and investigate possibilities of feeding honeybees with redbeet as a food supplement. In the experiments we will compare different responses to the food, which will be fed in the hive and at the feeding place. We will measure amount of drank solution and behavior response to different solutions. We will seek for possible behavior changes after feeding of the test solution and possible changes in the development of honeybee families. Research supports development of new procedures in production of special beekeeping products. Some developed research methods will be useful also in basic science research as well for observation of appearance of different dangerous and poisonous compounds in environment using honeybee colonies in the observation hive.
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