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Honeybees of Africa

By: HR Hepburn and SE Radloff

370 pages, 42 figs, 48 tabs, maps


Hardback | Dec 1998 | #81557 | ISBN: 3540642218
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A comprehensive review of the honeybees of Africa as 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.

Honeybees of Africa provides biologists with an excellent source of information and challenges. I applaud the authors for thoroughly synthesising what is known about A. mellifera across the whole of Africa, thereby setting the stage for countless exciting discoveries. Nature


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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