African Journal of
Agricultural Research

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Agric. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1991-637X
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJAR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 6396

Full Length Research Paper

Floral activity of Apis mellifera (Hymenoptera: Apidae) on Bidens steppia (Asteraceae), Cordia africana (Boraginaceae), Pittosporum viridiflorum (Pittosporaceae) and Psychotria mahonii (Rubiaceae) in Nyambaka (Adamawa, Cameroon)

Nentcherse Mbere
  • Nentcherse Mbere
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Applied Zoology, University of Ngaoundere. P. O. Box 454 Ngaoundere, Cameroon.
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Michelson Azo’o Ela
  • Michelson Azo’o Ela
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Entomology, University of Maroua, P. O. Box 814 Maroua Cameroon.
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Tchobsala
  • Tchobsala
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, University of Ngaoundere. P. O. Box 454 Ngaoundere Cameroon.
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Fernand-Nestor Tchuenguem Fohouo
  • Fernand-Nestor Tchuenguem Fohouo
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Laboratory of Applied Zoology, University of Ngaoundere. P. O. Box 454 Ngaoundere, Cameroon.
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  •  Received: 20 January 2020
  •  Accepted: 02 April 2020
  •  Published: 30 September 2020

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