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Apidologie
Volume 38, Number 3, May-June 2007
Page(s) 219 - 220
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/apido:2007010
Published online 14 June 2007
Apidologie 38 (2007) 219-220
DOI: 10.1051/apido:2007010

Bibliography of the giant honeybees, Apis dorsata Fabricius (1793) and Apis laboriosa F. Smith (1871)

H. Randall Hepburn and Colleen Hepburn

Department of Zoology & Entomology, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa

(Received 9 June 2006 - Accepted 17 October 2006 - Published online 14 June 2007)

Abstract - This bibliography of the published literature on Apis dorsata and A. laboriosa was compiled from 988 references written by 934 authors published in 290 periodicals, conference proceedings, theses, reports and books covering the period 1793-2005. The literature shows a balance between the applied aspects of beekeeping and basic honeybee biology for A. dorsata; but for A. laboriosa it reflects more basic biology.


Key words: Apis dorsata / Apis laboriosa / bibliography / beekeeping

Corresponding author: R. Hepburn@ru.ac.za

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