Asian Honey Bees: Biology, Conservation, and Human Interactions

Asian Honey Bees: Biology, Conservation, and Human Interactions

by Benjamin P. Oldroyd, Siriwat Wongsiri
     
 

Benjamin Oldroyd has teamed with Siriwat Wongsiri to provide a comparative work synthesizing the rapidly expanding Asian honey bee literature. The authors underscore the pressures colonies face and detail the long and amazing history of the honey hunt. This book provides a cornerstone for future investigations on these species, insights into the evolution across… See more details below

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Benjamin Oldroyd has teamed with Siriwat Wongsiri to provide a comparative work synthesizing the rapidly expanding Asian honey bee literature. The authors underscore the pressures colonies face and detail the long and amazing history of the honey hunt. This book provides a cornerstone for future investigations on these species, insights into the evolution across species, and a direction for conservation efforts to protect these keystone species of Asia's tropical forests.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674021945
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
05/01/2006
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Thomas D. Seeley

Preface

1. To Be a Honey Bee

2. Introduction to the Species

3. Evolution

4. Speciation and Biogeography

5. Dance Communication and Foraging

6. Reproduction, Swarming, and Migration

7. Worker Sterility, Kin Selection, and Polyandry

8. Nesting Biology and Nest Defense

9. Parasites, Pathogens, Predators, and a Plant

10. Human Interactions

11. Conservation

12. Concluding Remarks

Appendix A. A Simple Key to the Workers of the Genus Apis

Appendix B. A Simple Key to the Parasitic Mesostigmatan Mites of Asian Honey Bees

Appendix C. The Names of the Honey Bee Species in Asian Languages

Glossary

References

Index

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