290 pages | 12 Color Illus. | 55 B/W Illus.
Bees are flying insects of the order Hymenoptera closely related to wasps and ants. The ancestors of bees are assumed to be predatory wasps, which switched to pollen consumption. Further, bees co-evolved with flowering plants and divided into several species according to climatic conditions. Widely known bees are western bees Apis mellifera, and eastern bees Apis cerana. This book sheds light on features of evolution, phylogenesis, speciation, adaptation to environment, and taxonomy of bees. It will be of particular relevance to evolutionists, geneticists, taxonomists, ecologists, population geneticist, and breeders.
The origin and evolution of the colony in Apidae
Phylogenies of Asian honey bees
Raffiudin, R. and Shullia, N.I.
The origin of the European bees and their intraspecific biodiversity
Brandorf, A.Z. and Rodrigues, M.
The classic taxonomy of Asian and European honey bees
Dar, S.A., Dukku, U.H., Ilyasov, R.A., Kandemir, I., Kwon H.W., Lee, M.L. and Özkan Koca, A.
Genetic diversity of honey bee Apis mellifera in Siberia
Ostroverkhova, N.V., Kucher, A.N., Konusova, O.L., Kireeva, T.N., Rosseykina, S.A., Yartsev, V.V. and Pogorelov, Y.L.
Current drivers of taxonomic biodiversity loss in Asian and European bees
Hatjina, F., Gajda, A. and Dar, S.A.
The loss of taxonomic biodiversity of honey bees Apis mellifera and main breeds in Russia
Berezin, A.S., Borodachev, A.V., Borodachev, V.A., Mitrofanov, D.V. and Savushkina, L.N.
Breeding better and healthy honey bees is the only way to save a native biodiversity
Honey bees in Latin America
The history of honey bees in North America