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Bee Diversity and Current Status of Beekeeping in Japan

  • Mikio Yoshiyama
  • Kiyoshi Kimura
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Abstract

Beekeeping in Japan is not a large industry; however, because of the role as pollinator, beekeeping is considered to be major agriculture sector. Beekeeping in Japan faces many problems as it does in European and North American counties. In this chapter, we will describe such problems focusing on bee diseases and parasites.

Keywords

Pollination Apis cerana japonica Apis mellifera Bee diseases Traditional beekeeping Insecticide History of beekeeping 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Honeybee Research Group, Animal Genetics Unit, Division of Animal Breeding and Reproduction ResearchInstitute of Livestock and Grassland Science, NAROTsukubaJapan
  2. 2.Biosphere Resource Science and Technology ProgramGraduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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