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Is there a need for conservation of honeybees in Africa?
Honeybees are native to Africa and Europe but have been spread worldwide as the basis for an apicultural industry. To date, large and diverse wild populations only remain in Africa. On this continentExpand
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Estimating the density of honeybee colonies across their natural range to fill the gap in pollinator decline censuses.
Although pollinator declines are a global biodiversity threat, the demography of the western honeybee (Apis mellifera) has not been considered by conservationists because it is biased by the activityExpand
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Miscellaneous standard methods for Apis mellifera research
Summary A variety of methods are used in honey bee research and differ depending on the level at which the research is conducted. On an individual level, the handling of individual honey bees,Expand
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The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume II, Standard methods for Apis mellifera pest and pathogen research: Introduction
n recent years, declines of honey bee populations have received massive media attention worldwide, yet attempts to understand the causes have been hampered by a lack of standardisation of laboratoryExpand
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Seasonal prevalence of pathogens and parasites in the savannah honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata).
The loss of Apis mellifera L. colonies in recent years has, in many regions of the world, been alarmingly high. No single cause has been identified for these losses, but the interactions betweenExpand
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Determining colony densities in wild honeybee populations (Apis mellifera) with linked microsatellite DNA markers
Estimating the population size of social bee colonies in the wild is often difficult because nests are highly cryptic. Because of the honeybee (Apis mellifera) mating behaviour, which isExpand
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The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume I, Standard methods for Apis mellifera research: Introduction
The COLOSS BEEBOOK is a practical manual compiling standard methods in all fields of research on the western honey bee, Apis mellifera. The COLOSS network was founded in 2008 as a consequence of theExpand
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Varroa destructor: research avenues towards sustainable control
Summary Pollination by honey bees plays a key role in the functioning of ecosystems and optimisation of agricultural yields. Severe honey bee colony losses worldwide have raised concerns about theExpand
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Resistance rather than tolerance explains survival of savannah honeybees (Apis mellifera scutellata) to infestation by the parasitic mite Varroa destructor.
Varroa destructor is considered the most damaging parasite affecting honeybees (Apis mellifera L.). However, some honeybee populations such as the savannah honeybee (Apis mellifera scutellata) canExpand
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Pheromonal dominance and the selection of a socially parasitic honeybee worker lineage (Apis mellifera capensis Esch.)
The recent invasion by self‐replicating socially parasitic Cape honeybee workers, Apis mellifera capensis, of colonies of the neighbouring African subspecies Apis mellifera scutellata represents anExpand
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