This book is based on an informal conference, "Diversity in the Genus Apis," which took place in 1989 at the annual meeting of the Entomological Society of America. It serves as an introduction to various aspects of honey bee biology and as a guide for future research especially on Asian honey bees.
Table of Contents
1. A Cladistic Analysis of the Genus Apis 2. A Review of the Diversity of Species Within Apis 3. Morphological Analysis of the Tribes of Apidae 4. A New Tribal Phylogeny of the Apidae Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Sequences 5. Ribosomal DNA Diversity in Apidae 6. Genetic Diversity in Apis mellifera 7. Allozyme Diversity in Asian Apis 8. Mitochondrial DNA and Honey Bee Biogeography 9. Comparative Studies of Dance Communication: Analysis of Phylogeny and Function 10. Diversity in Apis Mating Systems 11. Coadaptation of Colony Design and Worker Performance in Honey Bees