Honeybees of Africa / Edition 1

Honeybees of Africa / Edition 1

by H. Randall Hepburn, Sarah E. Radloff
     
 

A comprehensive review of the honeybees of Africa on a subspecies as well as by country basis. Includes an updated multivariate analysis of the subspecies based on the merger of the Ruttner database (Oberursel) and that of Hepburn & Radloff (Grahamstown) for nearly 20,000 bees. Special emphasis is placed on natural zones of hybridisation and introgression of

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A comprehensive review of the honeybees of Africa on a subspecies as well as by country basis. Includes an updated multivariate analysis of the subspecies based on the merger of the Ruttner database (Oberursel) and that of Hepburn & Radloff (Grahamstown) for nearly 20,000 bees. Special emphasis is placed on natural zones of hybridisation and introgression of different populations; seasonal cycles of development in different ecological-climatological zones of the continent; swarming, migration and absconding; and an analysis of the bee flora of the continent. The text is supplemented by tables containing quantitative data on all aspects of honeybee biology, and by continental and regional maps.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783642083891
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
12/09/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1998
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
0.80(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.14(d)

Table of Contents

Biogeographical Perspective.- Classification of Honeybees.- Populations: Forms of Measurement.- Introgression and Hybridisation in Natural Populations.- Swarming, Migration and Absconding.- Mating and Fecundity.- Properties of Honeybee Nests.- Intraspecific and Interspecific Conflicts.- Colony Defense.- Flight and Foraging.- Seasonal Cycles of the Honeybee Colonies.

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