Beekeeping in Asia

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FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin 68/4
Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
Rome, 1990

Pongthep Akratanakul
Bee Research Laboratory
Department of Entomology
Kasetsart University
Kamphaeng Saen, Nakhon Pathom

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Chapter 1 Honeybees of the genus apis

A. The dwarf honeybee Apis florea
B. The giant honeybee Apis dorsata
C. The oriental honeybee Apis cerana
D. The common, or european, honeybee Apis mellifera
E. Honeybee species kept by man

Chapter 2 Honeybee biology

A. Colony members
B. Development of the honeybee
C. Colony growth cycle; swarming
D. Colony defence
E. Foraging
F. Temperature regulation
G. Communication and recruitment to crops

Chapter 3 Bee forage and floral calendars

A. Honey plants and pollen plants
B. Floral calendars
C. Assessment of areas for beekeeping

Chapter 4 Beekeeping with oriental honeybees (Apis cerana)

A. Hive types
B. Obtaining colonies
C. Colony management
D. Colony propagation
E. Bee pests and diseases

Chapter 5 beekeeping with the common (european) honeybee (Apis mellifera)

A. Beekeeping equipment
B. Obtaining colonies of Apis mellifera
C. Colony location
D. Colony management

Chapter 6 Bee pests and diseases

A. Bee mites
B. Hornets
C. Microbial diseases

Chapter 7 Pesticides and beekeeping

A. Bee-poisoning symptoms
B. Relative toxicity of pesticides

Chapter 8 Honeybees and crop pollination