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Role of Giant Honeybees in Natural and Agricultural Systems

By: Dharam P Abrol(Editor)
330 pages, 55 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
Role of Giant Honeybees in Natural and Agricultural Systems
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Role of Giant Honeybees in Natural and Agricultural Systems provides a multidisciplinary perspective about the different facets of giant honeybees. Giant honeybees–Apis dorsata and Apis laboriosa are excellent pollinators of crops, fruits, and vegetables in cultivated and natural landscapes. Their large size, long foraging range, and large workforce make them the most spectacular of all honeybee species for crop pollination and honey production. Due to their decline, ecosystems and global food security are being threatened. This book is the first of its kind and details varied aspects of giant honeybee biology, management, and conservation strategies for protecting biodiversity and enhancing crop productivity. It aims to promote a large, diverse, sustainable, and dependable bee pollinator workforce that can meet the challenge of optimizing food production in the 21st century.

Contents

1. Introduction / D.P. Abrol
2. Biology of of Giant honey bee Apis dorsata / B.M. Rathna Kumari, N. Nagaraja and D.P. Abrol
3 Reproductive biology of Apis dorsata / N. Nagaraja
4 Genetics and genomics of Giant honeybee Apis dorsata and A. laboriosa / S. Mohan and T. Sonai Rajan
5 Nesting biology of Giant honeybees Apis dorsata and A. laboriosa / Prof. Dr hab. J. Woyke
6 Genetic diversity of Apis dorsata and A. laboriosa / Dr. B. Fakrudin,
7. Pest, Predators and Pathogens of of Apis dorsata and Apis laboriosa / D.P. Abrol
8. The Dance Language / Patrick L. Kohl
9. Potential of Apis dorsata for providing pollination and ecological services in Thailand / OrawanDuangphakdee, NatapotWarrit and Preecha Rod-im
10. Honey harvesting for sustainable livelihoods and agricultural production / Dr. B.V. Shwetha
11. Distribution and nest site preference of Apis dorsata / B.V. Shwetha, T. Neethu, A.K.  Bharath Kumar and N.S Bhat
12. Giant honeybees exploit multiple floral resources in natural and agricultural landscapes / N. Nagaraja
13. Safety of Giant honeybees bees in relation to pest management / Chuleui Jung
14. Nutritional aspects of Apis dorsata and A. laboriosa for human consumption / Chuleui Jung
15. Decline in population of Giant honeybees / D.P. Abrol
16. Foraging in Giant honeybees / D.P. Abrol
17. Management and conservation of Apis dorsata / M.R. Srinivasan
18. Morphometric analysis and floral resources of the Giant honey bee, Apis dorsata F. / A.J. Solomon Raju
19. Biogeography of Apis dorsata and Apis laboriosa in Nepal / Ratna Thapa
20. Diversity, Recent Distribution, and Nesting Behavior of Giant HoneyBees in Indonesia and their Role in Natural and Agricultural Ecosystems / Sih Kahono, Djunijanti Peggie, Subiyakto Subiyakto, Jacobus S. A. Lamerkabel, and Michael S. Engel
21 . Distribution, nesting biology and Melittopalynological studies of floral resources Apis dorsata / Ujjwal layek and Prakash Karmakar

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Biography

Dr Dharam P. Abrol, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences, has served the university in various capacities. He has specialized in pest management, honeybee management and pollination biology. He has authored 22 books, and 12 manuals and published over 250 original research papers in various national and international journals. He has completed several externally funded collaborative research projects with international organizations in Poland and Switzerland. Prof Abrol has visited South Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and several other countries as a special invitee to these countries. In addition, he has received letters of appreciation from different organizations. Prof Abrol is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society London, UK. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Award (1992) – conferred by the Jammu and Kashmir State Council for Science and Technology – a prestigious state award for his outstanding contributions in the field of agricultural sciences. He is also the recipient of the Pran Vohra Award – 1993 – a prestigious Young Scientist Award conferred by the Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta, for his outstanding and innovative research in the field of agricultural sciences. He was also conferred the Prof T. N. Ananthakrishnan Award 1997-1998 – a prestigious national award for his outstanding contributions in the field of entomology by the T. N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, G.S. Gill Research Institute, Chennai. Prof Abrol won the Dr Rajendra Prasad Puruskar 1999-2000 award – a prestigious national award from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, for his Hindi book on beekeeping entitled 'MadhmakhiPalan-Sidhant Evam Vidhian'. He received the 11th Apicultural Association Award (2010) for outstanding contributions to apiculture. King Saud University conferred on him a gold medal for the development of apiculture in Asia.

By: Dharam P Abrol(Editor)
330 pages, 55 b/w illustrations
Publisher: CRC Press
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