Honeybees of Thailand

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Guntima Suwannapong
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Burapha University, Chon Buri, Thailand

Series: Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
BISAC: SCI025000

A new book for those who are interested in honeybees which play a pivotal role in natural and rural ecosystems by increasing food production through pollination services.

This book provides an introduction to why Thai honeybees are so important, focusing on the role of honeybees in pollination ecology and on potential threats to Thai honeybee health. The nesting, reproduction, variation in caste development, division of labor, foraging, communication, and colony defense behaviors are discussed. The discussion of forage marking pheromones in Thai honeybee, the role of parasites, predators and pathogens on Thai honeybees and Thai apiculture and agriculture.

There are seven chapters in this book: 1) introduction: why are honeybees so important 2) diversity of Thai honeybees; 3) honeybee castes and development; 4) honeybee anatomy, including the structure of the pheromone glands and exocrine glands 5) honeybee pollination in Thailand 6) honeybee pathogens, parasites and diseases 7) beekeeping in Thailand.
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Table of Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. Why Are Honeybees so Important?

Chapter 2. Diversity of Honeybees in Thailand

Chapter 3. Honeybee Development, Castes, and Age Polyethism

Chapter 4. Honeybee Anatomy

Chapter 5. Honeybee Pollination in Thailand

Chapter 6. Honeybee Pathogens, Parasites and Predators

Chapter 7. Beekeeping in Thailand and its History

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