Asian Bees and Beekeeping : Progress of Research and Development (2000)

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AAA and ICIMOD organised the Fourth AAA International Conference in Kathmandu from March 23-28, 1998. Two workshops - one on Bee Diseases and Pests and another on Beekeeping Extension in Remote Mountain Areas - were also organised before the conference. This publication is an outcome of the knowledge and information shared during this conference and the workshops. The book presents an overview of bees and beekeeping R&D in Asia and highlights the issues related to conservation and management of the Asian hive bees, Apis Cerana. Recent findings in bee diseases and pest control and innovations and management are explained. A section on production, processing, properties, and marketing of different bee products - honey, beeswax, royal jelly, and propolis - has been provided. In addition, detailed information is provided on new advances in crop pollination research through beekeeping and experiences in extension covering topics ranging from mountain areas and extension methodology in hills and mountain areas to the role of various research and development institutions in promoting sustainable beekeeping.
ICIMOD Proceedings

ISBN: 81-204-1385-7
Language: English
Table of Contents:
  1. Front Matter
  2. Part 1: Overview of Asian Bees and Beekeeping
  3. 1.1 Asian Bees and Beekeeping: Issues and Initiatives
  4. Part 2: New Frontiers of Bee Biology Research
  5. 2.1 Evaluation and Selection of Apis cerana Populations for Brood-rearing Efficiency
  6. 2.2 Differences in Body Colour Expression between European and Asian Honeybees
  7. 2.3 Effect of Synthetic Queen Pheromone on the Behaviour of Apis cerana
  8. 2.4 Effect of Synthetic Queen Pheromone on the Behaviour of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana
  9. 2.5 Major Constraints in the Performance of Apis mellifera and Apis cerana under Khumaltar Conditions
  10. 2.6 Status of Beekeeping in Himachal Pradesh
  11. 2.7 Monitoring Foraging Range of Apis mellifera in the Central District of Tokyo through Dance Communication
  12. 2.8 Migration of Apis dorsata in Northern Thailand
  13. 2.9 Apis florea in Saudi Arabia
  14. 2.10 Ecobiology of the Little Honeybee(Apis florea) in Semi-arid Subtropical Climates of India
  15. 2.11 Ecobiology of the Giant Honeybee(Apis dorsata) in Semi-arid Subtropical Climates of India
  16. Part 3: Recent Findings In Bee Diseases And Pest Control
  17. 3.1 Thai Sac Brood Virus Situation in Thailand
  18. 3.2 Thai Sac Brood Virus Disease Control in Vietnam
  19. 3.3 Study on Thai Sac Brood Virus Disease of Apis cerana in Nepal
  20. 3.4 Introduction to Varroa Disease
  21. 3.5 Preliminary Data on Control of Varroa jacobsoni in the Philippines
  22. 3.6 Reproduction of Varroa jacobsoni Introduction into an Apis cerana japonica Colony
  23. 3.7 Defence Behaviour of Apis mellifera carnica against Varroa and Inheritance of Defence Traits
  24. 3.8 Study on Incidence of Parasites and Diseases of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera in Nepal
  25. 3.9 Integrated Control Methods of Parasitic Mites on Honeybees
  26. 3.10 Integrated Defensive Strategy against Microbial Infection in Honeybee Colonies
  27. 3.11 Activity of Oxytetracycline against Bacillus larvae
  28. 3.12 Accelerated Degradation of Carbaryl by Acclimated Bacterial Isolates from Apis cerana Bees
  29. Part 4: Innovations In Apiary Management
  30. 4.1 Management of Apis mellifera in Semi-arid Subtropical Climates of India
  31. 4.2 Rearing Carnica Bee for High Production in China
  32. 4.3 Effect of Colony Strength and Stimulant Sugar-feeding on Apis mellifera
  33. 4.4 Non-stinging Honeybees Induced by Gamma Radiation
  34. 4.5 Effect of Liquid Protein Diets on Honeybee Colonies
  35. 4.6 Management of Swarming in Apis cerana
  36. 4.7 Production of Quality Queens of Apis mellifera L. under Mid-hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh for use in Instrumental Insemination
  37. 4.8 Effect of Hive Design on Internal Hive Temperature: A New Application of Temperature Data Loggers
  38. 4.9 Temperature Measurements of Different Types of Beehives in Nepal
  39. 4.10 Effect of Modernised Wall Hives on Performance of Apis cerana
  40. 4.11 Size of Traditional Beehives
  41. Part 5: Bee Products And Marketing
  42. 5.1 Physical and Chemical Properties of Nepalese Honey
  43. 5.2 Honeydew Honey in Nepal
  44. 5.3 Queen-rearing and Royal-jelly Production in Asian Honeybee, Apis cerana
  45. 5.4 Honeybee Fauna in Mahakali Zone and their Ayurvedic Relations
  46. 5.6 The Chemical Compounds of Beeswax from Apis Species
  47. 5.7 Small-scale Beewax Processing in Remote Western Nepal
  48. 5.8 Trends in the Market and Research of Propolis in Japan
  49. Part 6: Advances In Crop Pollination And Bee Flora Research
  50. 6.1 Management Of Bees for Pollination
  51. 6.2 Effect of Pollination Strategies on Fruit Set of Apple in Himachal Pradesh
  52. 6.3 Pollination of Kiwifruit in Himachal Pradesh
  53. 6.4 Pollination of Peach and Plum by Apis cerana
  54. 6.5 Foraging Behaviour of Apis cerana on Sweet Orange ( Citrus sinensis var Red Junar)
  55. 6.6 Pollination of Strawberry by the Asian Hive Bee, Apis cerana
  56. 6.7 Impact of Number of Bee Visits on Cauliflower Pollination
  57. 6.8 Role of Apis cerana himalaya Pollination on Yield and Quality of Rape Seed and Sunflower Crops
  58. 6.9 Diversity, Visitation Frequency, Foraging Behaviour and Pollinating Efficiency of Insect Pollinators Visiting Turnip Blossoms
  59. 6.10 Comparative Foraging Behaviour of Apis cerana and Apis mellifera in Pollinating Peach and Plum Flowers in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
  60. 6.11 Foraging Behaviour of Apis cerana himalaya on Sunflower and Rape Seed
  61. 6.12 Comparative Attractiveness of Broad-leaf Mustard, Cauliflower and Radish to Apis cerana in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal
  62. 6.13 Foraging Competition between Apis cerana and Apis mellifera and its Impact on Crop Pollination
  63. 6.14 Agroforestry: Its Role in Crop Pollination and Beekeeping
  64. 6.15 Resource Partitioning among Apis mellifera and Apis cerana under Mid-hill Conditions of Himachal Pradesh
  65. 6.16 Computer-assisted Pollen Databank: A New Method to Identify Bee Plants
  66. 6.17 Eucalyptus in Asia: A Beekeeping Resource
  67. Part 7: Experiences In Beekeeping Extension
  68. 7.1 Beekeeping Needs of Farming Communities in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region
  69. 7.2 Farmer-Participatory Extension in Jumla, Western Nepal
  70. 7.3 Role of Micro-enterprises in Providing Inputs for Sustainable Beekeeping Development
  71. 7.4 IBRA's Role in Educating People about Beekeeping
  72. 7.5 Role of ICIMOD in the Promotion and Development of Beekeeping with Apis cerana
  73. 7.6 Beekeeping: Self-employment Opportunity for Mountain Women
  74. 7.7 Indigenous Knowledge of Beekeeping in Jumla, Western Nepal
  75. 7.8 Indigenous Beekeeping Techniques in Dadeldhura, Nepal
  76. 7.9 Traditional Beekeeping with Apis cerana in Kullu Valley of Himachal Pradesh
  77. 7.10 Beekeeping in Nepal: Problems and Potentials
  78. 7.11 Sustainable Beekeeping Development in Karnataka
  79. 7.12 Beekeeping in Bangladesh
  80. 7.13 Improvement of Apis cerana Beekeeping Using the ICIMOD Bee Project as an Example
  81. Backcover


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