Asian Beekeeping in the 21st Century

  • Panuwan Chantawannakul
  • Geoffrey Williams
  • Peter Neumann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Panuwan Chantawannakul, Samuel Ramsey
    Pages 1-39
  3. Aslı Özkırım
    Pages 41-69
  4. Nizar Haddad, Lisa Horth
    Pages 71-93
  5. Victoria Soroker, Slabezki Yossi, Nor Chejanovsky
    Pages 95-109
  6. Ratna Thapa, Sunil Aryal, Chuleui Jung
    Pages 111-127
  7. Huoqing Zheng, Lianfei Cao, Shaokang Huang, Peter Neumann, Fuliang Hu
    Pages 129-158
  8. Mei-Chun Lu
    Pages 159-173
  9. Chuleui Jung, Myeong-lyeol Lee
    Pages 175-197
  10. Khaliunaa Tsevegmid, Selenge Dooshin, Samuel Ramsey, Panuwan Chantawannakul
    Pages 199-221
  11. Mikio Yoshiyama, Kiyoshi Kimura
    Pages 223-245
  12. Pham Hong Thai, Tran Van Toan
    Pages 247-267
  13. Panuwan Chantawannakul
    Pages 269-285
  14. Sih Kahono, Panuwan Chantawannakul, Michael S. Engel
    Pages 287-306
  15. Cleofas R. Cervancia
    Pages 307-321
  16. Panuwan Chantawannakul, Samuel Ramsey, Geoffrey Williams, Peter Neumann
    Pages 323-325

About this book


This book provides insights to readers by local researchers on current bee diversity, bee flora, history of beekeeping, development of modern beekeeping and drawbacks especially bee diseases and parasite in different geographical areas in Asia.

Asia is home to at least nine honey bee species, including the introduced European honey bee, Apis mellifera. Although the introduced European honey bee and the native Asian honey bee, Apis cerana, are the most commonly employed species for commercial beekeeping, the remaining non-managed native species have important ecological and economic roles on the continent. Species distributions of most honey bee species overlap in Southeast Asia, promoting the potential for interspecies transmission of pests and parasites, as well as their spread to other parts of the world by human translocation. The decline of honey bee populations is of great concern around the world, including Asia. Global colony losses of European honey bees are believed to be caused, in part, by pests and parasites originating from Asia such as the mite Varroa destructor, the microsporidian Nosema ceranae, and several bee viruses. Using the experiences of leading Asian bee researchers, this book provides insight to readers about bee diversity, flora, management, and stressors in Asia, with a special focus on honey bees.

Bee scientists, researchers, government officer and general audience who have interests in beekeeping especially in Asia will find this an important account.


Asian honey bee Asian beekeeping Bee health Honey bee diversity Beekeeping practices

Editors and affiliations

  • Panuwan Chantawannakul
    • 1
  • Geoffrey Williams
    • 2
  • Peter Neumann
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of ScienceChiang Mai University Chiang MaiThailand
  2. 2.Department of Entomology & Plant PathologyAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  3. 3.Institute of Bee HealthUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland

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