Pot-Honey

A legacy of stingless bees

Editors: Vit, Patricia, Pedro, Silvia R. M., Roubik, David (Eds.)

  • Concentrates on honey and the stingless bees that produce it
  • This work is an effort to bring together experts on Meliponini
  • Updated information, guidelines and references offer scientific background to pursue further investigations and surveys on the most ancient honey of the world
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About this book

The stingless bees are one of the most diverse, attractive, fascinating, conspicuous and useful of all the insect groups of the tropical world. This is a formidable and contentious claim but I believe it can be backed up. They are fifty times more species rich than the honey bees, the other tribe of highly eusocial bees. They are ubiquitous in the tropics and thrive in tropical cities. In rural areas, they nest in a diversity of sites and are found on the flowers of a broad diversity of crop plants. Their role in natural systems is barely studied but they almost certainly deserve that hallowed title of keystone species. They are popular with the general public and are greatly appreciated in zoos and gardens. The chapters of this book provide abundant further evidence of the ecological and economic importance of stingless bees.

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From the reviews:

“This up-to-date treatise … contains an impressive amount of information about the stingless bees of the world. … contributors provide detailed information about the diversity, cultural and historical influence, biology, and ecology of these bees throughout the work. … it is a must-have for bee and honey researchers, students, and enthusiasts. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above; general readers.” (J. M. Gonzalez, Choice, Vol. 51 (1), September, 2013)

“This new publication is one of the first books specifically devoted to stingless bees. It is certainly the first to focus on the honey produced by this group of insects. … The chapters of this book provide abundant evidence of ecological and economic importance of the stingless bees. … this book provides enough knowledge to stimulate the realization of the nutritional and medicinal potential of pot honey.” (Tim A. Heard, Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición, Vol. 62 (4), 2012)


Table of contents (40 chapters)

  • The Meliponini

    Michener, Charles D.

    Pages 3-17

  • Historical Biogeography of the Meliponini (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Apinae) of the Neotropical Region

    Camargo, João Maria Franco

    Pages 19-34

  • Australian Stingless Bees

    Halcroft, Megan (et al.)

    Pages 35-72

  • Stingless Bees from Venezuela

    Pedro, Silvia R. M. (et al.)

    Pages 73-86

  • Stingless Bees (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Meliponini) of French Guiana

    Pauly, Alain (et al.)

    Pages 87-97

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4960-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-4959-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pot-Honey
Book Subtitle
A legacy of stingless bees
Editors
  • Patricia Vit
  • Silvia R. M. Pedro
  • David Roubik
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-4960-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-4960-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-4959-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVIII, 654
Topics