Invasive Species Compendium

Detailed coverage of invasive species threatening livelihoods and the environment worldwide

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Crop pollination by bees, Volume 1: Evolution, ecology, conservation, and management.

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This volume is intended as a practical guide to bees and how they pollinate essential crops, providing simple, succinct advice on how to increase bee abundance and pollination. It focuses on bees, their biology, coevolution with plants, foraging ecology and management, and gives practical ways to increase bee abundance and pollinating performance on the farm. This volume covers five groups of poll...

Chapter 2 (Page no: 13)

Biology of bees.

This chapter discusses the bee fundamentals, including their taxonomy, diets, adaptations for plant foraging and biological development. It also compares solitary and social bees. Pollinator efficacy and effects of non-native bee species on native bees are also discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Angiosperms and bees: the evolutionary bases of crop pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) What makes a good pollinator? Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 40) Economic and ecosystem benefits of bee pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 51) State of the world's bee pollinators and the consequences for crop pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 66) Applied bee conservation. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 70) Honeybees: their biology, culture and management for pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 90) Bumble bees: their biology, culture and management for pollination. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 108) Managed solitary bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 128) Wild bees. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 134) Stingless bees, tribe Meliponini. Author(s): Delaplane, K. S.