Effect of Nesting Distance on Colony Weight of Stingless Bee Tetragonula laeviceps in Arabica Coffee Agroforestry, Ban Khun Lao, Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai Province

ผลของระยะวางรังต่อน้ำหนักโคโลนีของชันโรง Tetragonula laeviceps ณ พื้นที่วนเกษตรปลูกกาแฟอาราบิก้าอินทรีย์ บ้านขุนลาว อำเภอเวียงป่าเป้า จังหวัดเชียงราย

Authors

  • Cholticha Niwaspragrit Expert Centre of Innovative Agriculture, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research
  • Duangthip Kantha Department of Entomology, Faculty of Agriculture at Kamphaeng Saen Campus, Kasetsart University
  • Wissarut Sukhaket Expert Center of Innovative Agriculture, Lamtaklong Research Station
  • Phawini Khetnon Expert Center of Innovative Agriculture, Lamtaklong Research Station

Keywords:

stingless bee, Tetragonula laeviceps, arabica coffee

Abstract

         Compare mean of the weight of T. laeviceps colony in all treatments which installing the nest away from the food source was 5, 10,15 m on August 2021 - January 2022 in arabica coffee agroforestry, Ban Khun Lao, Mae Jedee Mai sub-district, Wiang Pa Pao district, Chiang Rai province was found the weight of the T. laeviceps colony on August 2021 which installation distance treatments, 5, 10 and 15 meters was nonsignificant at 0.05 level, F = 1.28, Sig of F = 0.29 and Mean ± SD = 4.46 ± 0.55 kg, 4.87 ± 0.97 kg and 4.37 ± 0.63 kg respectively. On November 2021, the weight of the T. laeviceps colony in all treatments was nonsignificant at 0.05 level (p>0.05), F = 0.87, Sig of F = 0.42 and Mean ± SD = 4.41 ± 0.44 kg, 4.66 ± 0.93 kg and 4.23 ± 0.72 kg respectively. In addition, the weights of T. laeviceps colony from the distance treatments on January 2022 was found nonsignificant at 0.05 level, F = 1.12, Sig of F = 0.33 and Mean±SD = 4.29 ± 0.48 kg, 4.61 ± 0.96 kg and 4.13 ± 0.65 kg respectively. Therefore, it can be concluded that installing nests at a distance of 5, 10, 15 m is appropriate to increase the size of the stingless bee nest. This is useful for farmers to choose the appropriate nesting distance for the coffee plantation.

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07-08-2023

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Niwaspragrit C, Kantha D, Sukhaket W, Khetnon P. Effect of Nesting Distance on Colony Weight of Stingless Bee Tetragonula laeviceps in Arabica Coffee Agroforestry, Ban Khun Lao, Wiang Pa Pao District, Chiang Rai Province: ผลของระยะวางรังต่อน้ำหนักโคโลนีของชันโรง Tetragonula laeviceps ณ พื้นที่วนเกษตรปลูกกาแฟอาราบิก้าอินทรีย์ บ้านขุนลาว อำเภอเวียงป่าเป้า จังหวัดเชียงราย. AdvSciJ [Internet]. 2023 Aug. 7 [cited 2024 Apr. 18];23(2):R143-R155. Available from: https://li02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/adscij/article/view/468

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