Data on how honeybee host brood traits influence Varroa destructor reproduction
SND-ID: 2023-79-1. Version: 1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/znc2-9b12
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Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences - Department of Ecology
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The data set was collected in Uppsala Sweden between 2019 and 2021. Hives were established using varroa resistant queens from Oslo, Norway (n = 3), Gotland Sweden, (n = 5), and Avignon, France (n = 4), with a varroa susceptible population from Uppsala, Sweden (n = 5) as control. All hives were located at the SLU Lövsta research station (GPS Coordinates: 59° 50’ 2.544”N, 17° 48’ 47.447”E). Varroa destructor mite reproductive success was measured on frames with adult honeybee workers exposed to, and excluded from access to honeybee larvae. Excluders were added directly after brood capping, and frames were dissected nine days later. Cell caps were removed using a scalpel with the pupae and mite families carefully removed from the cell using forceps and a fine paint brush. Mite reproductive success calculated by counting successful reproduction attempts, which was defined as a mite that successfully produced one male, and at least one female offspring. If a mite did not meet this requirement, it was considered a failed reproduction attempt and the reason for failure was documented. All data was an... Show more..
Scaramella_et_al_2023_Data.tsv - Data set consists of 34 rows and 21 columns. Colony demographics, and designated treatment are listed. All data collected are count data and are explained in more detail in read me file.
R script used in analysis is attached. It is split into two sections, with the first being used for statistical analysis, and the second used for plot creations used in the paper. Sections defined by title SECTION 1 - ANALYSIS and SECTION 2 - PLOTs
The output Scaramella_et_al_2023_Analysis_Code_log.txt and plot file Rplots.pdf can, provided that the script is in the same directory as the data files and needed R packages are installed (see sessionInfo.txt), be reproduced by running:
Rscript Scaramella_et_al_2023_Analysis_Code.R > \
Scaramella_et_al_2023_Bar_Graph_Data.tsv - Data set consisting of 8 rows & 5 columns. Colony demographics, and designated treatment are listed. All data generated from the count data in Scaramella_et_al_2023_Data.tsv and are explained in more detail in read me file.
Scaramella_et_al_2023_Stacked_Bar_Graph_Data.tsv - Data set consisting of 102 rows & 8 columns. Colony demographics, and designated treatment are listed. All data is Scaramella_et_al_2023_Data.tsv restructured to include reason failed as a column. The data is explained in more detail in read me file. Show less..
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- Mode of collection: Field/Intervention experiment
- Time period(s) for data collection: 2019-06 – 2021-10
- Data collector: Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Department of Ecology
Peter Rosenkranz - University of Hohenheim, Apiculture State Institute
Nicholas Scaramella et al. Host brood traits, independent of adult behaviours, reduce Varroa destructor mite reproduction in resistant honeybee populations. International Journal for Parasitology. Accepted
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