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Published: 28 August 2008

248 Pages | 14 halftones, 11 line illustrations


ISBN: 9780195316957

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Bee Pollination in Agricultural Eco-systems

Rosalind James and Theresa L. Pitts-Singer

  • The approach is toward modern ecology rather than crop-oriented, and features mainstream biodiversity and genetic components mixed with some more practical coverage of non-honey bee pollination. The book could serve as a baseline for student use in courses on pollination biology, or some courses in the applied agriculture curriculum
  • At a time when honey bees are in crisis, the book also explores how other kinds of bees can and might be used as pollinators, some being superior to honey bees.
  • Colony Collapse Disorder - the probably virally-caused phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or Western honey bee colony abruptly disappear - is treated here. CCD is a hot topic and feature of all-day seminars at 2007 and at forthcoming 2008 entomology society meetings
  • The book is not just a review of the literature, it give new syntheses and considerations of bees in the agricultural ecosystem

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