By Benjamin P. Oldroyd,Thomas D. Seeley

The everyday ecu hive bee, Apis mellifera, has lengthy ruled honey bee learn. yet within the final 15 years, groups in China, Japan, Malaysia, and Thailand started to shift concentration to the indigenous Asian honey bees. Benjamin Oldroyd, popular for his paintings at the genetics and evolution of employee sterility, has teamed with Siriwat Wongsiri, a pioneer of the examine of bees in Thailand, to supply a comparative paintings synthesizing the speedily increasing Asian honey bee literature. After introducing the species, the authors evaluate evolution and speciation, department of work, communique, and nest protection. They underscore the pressures colonies face from pathogens, parasites, and predators--including man--and element the lengthy and extraordinary historical past of the honey hunt. This e-book presents a cornerstone for destiny investigations on those species, insights into the evolution throughout species, and a path for conservation efforts to guard those keystone species of Asia's tropical forests.

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