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Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security, Volume 1 Technological Aspects of Beekeeping

By: Rakesh Kumar Gupta(Editor), Wim Reybroeck(Editor), Johan W van Veen(Editor), Anuradha Gupta(Editor), Giles Ratia(Foreword By)
665 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Language: English with bilingual foreword in English and French

For decades beekeeping has been used as a tool for rural development, and many examples of the successful establishment of beekeeping cooperatives, associations and companies in poverty regions can be cited. However, until now, no comprehensive book is available that addresses all aspects of how to develop beekeeping for rural development. Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security aims to connect the technological aspects of beekeeping (Volume I) with bee based livelihood and food security in the developing world (Volume II). Beekeeping cannot be practiced successfully without basic knowledge about the history of beekeeping , taxonomical information about honey bees and their distribution, the biology of the bee species involved, because hive management should be according the life cycle and needs of the bees during the different seasons. The reader will therefore find chapters on bee biology of different bee species, including stingless honeybees, beekeeping practices for Apis mellifera, Africanized bees and Asian bees, bee genetics and selection, bee pathology and parasitology, and prevention of bee diseases. Since beekeeping is done in different regions of the world with different bees and a variety of materials, a chapter is dedicated to beehives in different parts of the world. Several economical aspects of beekeeping are discussed in chapters about the role of pollinators in sustainable farming and livelihood security, bee products and their quality control, apitherapy and the use of bee products in local health care, innovative techniques in beekeeping and the impact of climate change on beekeeping. Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security, Volume 1 is in line with what decision makers and actors in beekeeping development should apply. Even more, the book is dealing with a theme often neglected, more precisely all subjects related to the quality and commercialization of hive products, including the broad and more than promising field of apitherapy. In view of increased problems of annual bee mortality in the USA and Europe, the view is turning towards a closer follow-up of the life of honey bees and not to the necessity of profitability out-and-out. Part of the beekeepers in developed countries, mainly in the west, who could be beginners, city-dwellers or professionals, are turning their way of beekeeping management towards a more extensive beekeeping, for example by adopting the Kenyan beehive, previously only reserved for the more helpless.

With the publication of Beekeeping for Poverty Alleviation and Livelihood Security, Volume 1, we hope to hand out a practical guide that will assist all those who are involved in beekeeping for development. We hope it will stimulate beekeeping as an integrated activity with farming and nature conservation and will serve in many households for poverty alleviation and livelihood security. A book not to be missed in any self-respecting library.

Contents

Part I Technological Aspects of Beekeeping
1. History of Beekeeping in Developing World - R. K. Gupta, M.S. Khan, R. M. Srivastava and Vimla Goswami
2. Taxonomy and Distribution of Different Honeybee Species - R. K. Gupta
3. Biology of Honeybees and Stingless bees - Johan W. van Veen
4. Bee Hives in the World - Patrice Kasangaki, Moses Chemurot, Devinder Sharma and R. K. Gupta
5. Beekeeping Practices for Management of Apis mellifera - Devinder Sharma, R. K. Gupta, Kamlesh Bali, Dries Laget and Jeroen Eerens
6. Beekeeping Practices for Management of Africanized Bees - Johan W van Veen
7. Management of Asian Honeybees - Devinder Sharma and R. K. Gupta
8. Genetics and Selection of Bees: Breeding for Healthy and Vigorous Honey Bees - R. K. Gupta, Tom Glenn and Suki Glenn
9. Parasitology of Bees - R. K. Gupta and Devinder Sharma
10. Honey Bee Pathogens and their Management - R. K. Gupta, Wim Reybroeck
11. Honeybee Predators: Insects, Reptiles and Mammals - R. K. Gupta, Devinder Sharma and Kamlesh Bali
12. Prevention of Honeybee Diseases - Johan W van Veen
13. Bee-birds: Ravagers of Beekeepers, but Saver of Farmers - Siriwat Wongsiri, Ratna Thapa, Devinder Sharma and Kamlesh Bali
14. Role of Pollinators in Sustainable Farming and Livelihood Security - Devinder Sharma and D. P. Abrol
15. Apitherapy: Holistic Healing through the Honeybee and Bee Products in Countries with Poor Healthcare System - R. K. Gupta and Stefan Stangaciu
16. Apitherapy and Dentistry - Annapurna Ahuja and Vipin Ahuja
17. Impact of Environmental Change on Honey Bees and Beekeeping - Shelley ER Hoover and Trent M Hoover
18. Quality Control of Honey and Bee Products - Wim Reybroeck
19. Technological Innovations and Emerging Issues in Beekeeping - R.K.Gupta

Part II Practical Techniques in Beekeeping
20. Techniques in Beekeeping - R. K. Gupta, Wim Reybroeck Dries Laget, Jeroen Eerens, Phillipe De Landsheere and Marco De Pauw
21. Bee Products: Production and Processing - R. K. Gupta, Wim Reybroeck, Maurice De Waele and Alex Bouters
22. Quality and Regulation of Honey and Bee Products - Wim Reybroeck and R. K. Gupta
23. Bee Management - R. K. Gupta, Francis Jacob, Devinder Sharma and Kamlesh Bali

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By: Rakesh Kumar Gupta(Editor), Wim Reybroeck(Editor), Johan W van Veen(Editor), Anuradha Gupta(Editor), Giles Ratia(Foreword By)
665 pages, colour & b/w photos, colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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