Asiatic Honeybee Apis cerana: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production by Dharam P. AbrolAsiatic Honeybee Apis cerana: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production by Dharam P. Abrol

Asiatic Honeybee Apis cerana: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production

byDharam P. Abrol

Hardcover | September 5, 2013

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Despite its economic usefulness, biodiversity of Asian hive beeApis ceranais suffering precipitous decline and is threatened with extinction in its entire native habitat. Although a number of publications have appeared on honeybees in the market no attempt has been made to approach the subject in systematically and in a comprehensive manner in case ofApis cerana.There is still not enough knowledge on different facets of biological conservation, agricultural production and role in improving food security and livelihoods. An attempt has been made in this book to fill the gap by providing detailed information on different aspects ofApis ceranaleading to sustainability and environmental protection. This book discusses information on varied aspects ofApis ceranabiology, biogeography, reproduction, genetics, molecular phylogeny, interaction with other species, floral resources, dance language, safety from pesticides, management problems, loss of genetic diversity, behavioural defence, role in food production, livelihood security and conservation strategies for protecting biodiversity and enhancing crop productivity. The compilation of this book is unique in the sense that in the context of pollinator decline over the world, conservation of this species will be a step for sustaining food security.

Title:Asiatic Honeybee Apis cerana: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural ProductionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1019 pagesPublished:September 5, 2013Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940076927X

ISBN - 13:9789400769274

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Historical perspective

3. Biology ofApis cerana

4. Biogeography

5. Genetics and breeding

6. Reproductive biology

7. Pheromones

8. Molecular Phylogeny ofApis cerana

9. Interactions with other bee species

10. Dance language

11. Foraging

12. Floral resources

13. Pollination biology

14. Safety of bees in relation to pest management

15. Management problems

16. Population decline

17. Loss of genetic diversity

18. Diseases and enemies

19. Impactof climate changes

20. Behavioural defense against diseases and enemies

21. Ecological impacts of invasive alien species on bees

22. Conservation strategies

23. Livelihood security