Advances in Bioscience and Bioengineering

Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020

  • Selection and Performance Evaluation of Local Honeybee (Apis mellifera bandasii) for Stock Improvement in Ethiopia

    Taye Negera, Zewudu Ararso, Kibebew Wakjira

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 42-46
    Received: Jun. 24, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 06, 2020
    Published: Aug. 13, 2020
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    Abstract: Human management and selective breeding are believed to improve many economically important strains of a given honeybee population to benefit the beekeepers. Selective breeding is supposed to be a promising way to estimate value of stock improvement elsewhere, though it is not a common practice in our local honeybees. Thus, to evaluate, select and ... Show More
  • Side Effects of Agro-chemicals on Beekeeping in East and West Gojjam Zones of Amhara Region, Ethiopia

    Bizuayehu Ayele, Abebe Jenberie, Mussie Haylemelekot, Workneh Ayalew

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 47-55
    Received: Jun. 09, 2020
    Accepted: Jun. 24, 2020
    Published: Aug. 17, 2020
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    Abstract: The study was conducted in West and East Gojjam Zones of Amhara Region Ethiopia to determine commonly used agro-chemicals and timing of applications, their effects on honeybee by itself and beekeeper farmers used cultural practices to minimize agro-chemical side effects on honeybee; Questionnaire survey methods, key informants interview and focus g... Show More
  • Characterization of Village Chicken Production and Marketing Systems in Chiro District, West Hararghe Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia

    Tarekegn Demeke

    Issue: Volume 8, Issue 3, September 2020
    Pages: 56-62
    Received: Jan. 08, 2020
    Accepted: Aug. 03, 2020
    Published: Aug. 19, 2020
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    Abstract: The study was conducted to generate comprehensive information on village chicken production, management and marketing systems in Chiro district of West Harerghe Zone, Oromia Regional State, Ethiopia. Majority of the respondents in the study area were female (66.7%). The largest proportions of household heads in the study area (70%) were illiterate.... Show More