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Stingless Bees of Mexico

The Biology, Management and Conservation of an Ancient Heritage

Authors: Quezada-Euán, José Javier G.

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  • This is the most comprehensive book available on Mexican species of stingless bees
  • It addresses the biology, management and conservation of these important insects for Latin America and the world at large
  • This book draws on extensive scientific evidence and offers an important reference guide for different audiences
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About this book

The stingless bees are the most diverse group of highly social bees and are key species in our planet’s tropical and subtropical regions, where they thrive. In Mexico, the management of stingless bees dates back centuries, and they were an essential part of the culture and cosmogony of native peoples like the Maya. In recent decades a vast amount of information has been gathered on stingless bees worldwide. This book summarizes various aspects of the biology and management of stingless bees, with special emphasis on the Mexican species and the traditions behind their cultivation. Much of the information presented here was produced by the author and the team of researchers at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in the course of three decades of working with these insects. Given the breadth of its coverage, the book offers an equally valuable reference guide for academics, students and beekeepers alike.

About the authors

Dr José Javier G. Quezada-Euán is an entomologist with a specialization in bees. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán in 1988 and his postgraduate studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff. He is an acknowledged expert on stingless bees, which he has worked with for nearly thirty years, and has published work on various aspects of the biology, conservation and management of these insects in different scientific journals.

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“This book is a real first. It is highly illustrated with color photographs, bringing readers step by step into external and internal bee anatomy and pollination ecology … . Hope blossoms due to the efforts of Quezada-Euán and the biologists, beekeepers, conservationists, educators, anthropologists, and business-minded naturalists (such things matter deeply) who will find the book authoritative and use it to move forward.” (David Ward Roubik, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 94, September, 2019)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Taxonomy and Diversity of the Stingless Bees

    Pages 1-40

    Quezada-Euán, José Javier G.

  • Nesting Biology

    Pages 41-55

    Quezada-Euán, José Javier G.

  • Anatomy and Physiology

    Pages 57-69

    Quezada-Euán, José Javier G.

  • Sex Determination and Caste Production

    Pages 71-89

    Quezada-Euán, José Javier G.

  • Colony Function and Communication

    Pages 91-129

    Quezada-Euán, José Javier G.

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eBook 93,08 €
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Hardcover 155,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-77784-9
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Softcover 114,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Stingless Bees of Mexico
Book Subtitle
The Biology, Management and Conservation of an Ancient Heritage
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-77785-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-77785-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-77784-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08539-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 294
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 148 illustrations in colour
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