The Future Role of Dwarf Honey Bee in Natural and Agricultural Systems


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The Future Role of Dwarf Honey Bee in Natural and Agricultural Systems Editor: DP Abrol Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Taylor & Francis Ltd Pages: 322 Illustrations and other contents: 35 Tables, black and white; 10 Illustrations, color; 81 Illustrations, black and white Language: English ISBN: 9781138335820 Categories: , , , , , ,

The future role of dwarf honeybees in natural and agricultural systems provides multidisciplinary perspective about the different facets of dwarf honeybees. The role of dwarf honeybee Apis florea assumes utmost importance in the context of pollinator decline throughout the world threatening stability of ecosystems and global food security. Apis florea is a low land species of south Asia extending more to the west than other Asiatic Apis species. It is an important pollinator of crops in hot and dry agricultural plains. The book is first of its kind which deals in details on varied aspects of Apis florea biology, management, conservation strategies for protecting biodiversity and enhancing crop productivity. The book aims to promote a large, diverse, sustainable, and dependable bee pollinator workforce that can meet the challenge for optimizing food production well into the 21st century. Features: Apis florea provides source of livelihood in mountainous areas and marginal farmers. This book will for the first time present the beekeeping from the perspective of agricultural production and biodiversity conservation An excellent source of advanced study material for academics, researchers and students and programme planners Excellent pollinator of tropical and subtropical crops fruits vegetables etc less prone to diseases and enemies Covering the latest information on various aspects of Apis florea biology, this book brings the latest advances together in a single volume for researchers and advanced level students This book will be useful to pollination biologists, honeybee biologists in entomology departments, students, teachers, scientists of agriculture, animal behaviour, botany, conservation, biology, ecology, entomology, environmental biology, forestry, genetics, plant breeding, horticulture, toxicology, zoology, seed growers and seed agencies and shall serve as reference book for students, teachers, researchers, extension functionaries and policy planners.

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Author Biography

Dr D. P. Abrol, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture, Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences, has served university in various capacities. He has served as Head of the Division of Entomology from August 2008 to February 2015 and Controller of Examinations during 2012. He has specialized in pest management, honeybee management and pollination biology. He has authored 18 books, 12 manuals and published over 250 original research papers in various national and international journals. He has completed several externally funded collaborative research projects with international organizations in Poland and Switzerland. Prof Abrol has visited South Korea, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and several other countries as a special invitee to these countries. In addition, he has received letters of appreciation from different organizations. Prof Abrol is a Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India, and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society London, UK. He is a recipient of the Young Scientist Award (1992) - conferred by the Jammu and Kashmir State Council for Science and Technology - a prestigious state award for his outstanding contributions in the field of agricultural sciences. He is also the recipient of Pran Vohra Award - 1993 - a prestigious Young Scientist Award conferred by the Indian Science Congress Association, Calcutta, for his outstanding and innovative research in the field of agricultural sciences. He was also conferred the Prof T. N. Ananthakrishnan Award 1997-1998 - a prestigious national award for his outstanding contributions in the field of entomology by the T. N. Ananthakrishnan Foundation, G.S. Gill Research Institute, Chennai. Prof Abrol won the Dr Rajendra Prasad Puruskar 1999-2000 award - a prestigious national award from the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi, for his Hindi book on beekeeping entitled 'Madhmakhi Palan-Sidhant Evam Vidhian'. He received the 11th Apicultural Association Award (2010) for outstanding contributions in apiculture. King Saud University conferred on him a gold medal for development of apiculture in Asia.