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Biogeography and Taxonomy of Honeybees Friedrich Ruttner

Biogeography and Taxonomy of Honeybees

Friedrich Ruttner

Published December 10th 1987
ISBN : 9783540177814
Hardcover
284 pages
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This book deals with the subfamily of honeybees (Apinae), their evolution, ecology and taxonomy at the species and subspecies level. The honeybee, a favorite subject of biological research, is an indisposable element of the ecosystem and an importantMoreThis book deals with the subfamily of honeybees (Apinae), their evolution, ecology and taxonomy at the species and subspecies level. The honeybee, a favorite subject of biological research, is an indisposable element of the ecosystem and an important economic factor in pollination and honey production. In spite of this significance, no general natural history and biogeography of honeybees exists, and taxonomy remains a matter of permanent discussion. This book provides the reader with data on evolution and distribution, ecological adaptation, and geographic variability of honeybees. It gives an overview of comparative behavorial studies, interesting examples of adaptations to various climatic conditions, and the specific requirements of Apis subspecies, which will be of benefit to the future development of apiculture.