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Killer bees : the Africanized honey bee in the Americas, Mark L. Winston

Label
Killer bees : the Africanized honey bee in the Americas
Title
Killer bees
Title remainder
the Africanized honey bee in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Mark L. Winston
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since their introduction into southern Brazil in the 1950s, Africanized--or "killer"--bees have acquired a reputation among the general public that is straight out of a science fiction movie. As colonies of these feisty bees have gradually moved north, expanding their range into Mexico and, most recently, Texas, lurid reports of their sometimes fatal stinging behavior and aggressive swarming have commanded media attention and alarmed local communities. In Killer Bees
  • Mark Winston seeks to restore balance to this picture by examining the biology of the Africanized honey bee and tracing the predicted impact of the bee on North American agriculture and beekeeping. In hindsight, importing these insects into the Americas was ill-advised, since their interaction with managed bees and their rapid dispersal have resulted in a number of intractable problems. In biological terms, however, the bees are a triumphant success, having proved
  • themselves ideally suited to their New World environment. Winston draws on his own extensive fieldwork in French Guiana, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as the professional literature, to describe the life and habits of Africanized bees. Against this background he discusses potentially effective responses to their proliferation. Given the failure of barrier and eradication programs, and the likelihood that Africanized bees will spread throughout at least the southern third
  • of the United States, a coordinated approach on the federal, state, and local levels is advisable, if difficult to achieve. During the now irreversible transition to "post-Africanized" beekeeping, careful management policies hold the most promise for resolving economic and health issues. For those wanting hard facts rather than tabloid headlines, Killer Bees offers a concise introduction to a fascinating insect species
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
638/.12
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
SF538.5.A37
LC item number
W56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF538.5.A37W56
NAL item number
1992
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Killer bees : the Africanized honey bee in the Americas, Mark L. Winston
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-157) and index
Contents
I. Biology and Habits. 1. The Creation of a Pop Insect. 2. Arrival of the Bees. 3. Temperate and Tropical Honey Bees. 4. Seasonal Patterns, Swarming, and Absconding. 5. Activities outside the Nest. 6. The Process of Africanization -- II. Impact and Control. 7. The Latin American Experience. 8. Prognosis for North America. 9. Coping with the Bees
Control code
191535
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 162 p.
Isbn
9780674503526
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
91033113
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm24539939
  • (OCoLC)24539939
Label
Killer bees : the Africanized honey bee in the Americas, Mark L. Winston
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-157) and index
Contents
I. Biology and Habits. 1. The Creation of a Pop Insect. 2. Arrival of the Bees. 3. Temperate and Tropical Honey Bees. 4. Seasonal Patterns, Swarming, and Absconding. 5. Activities outside the Nest. 6. The Process of Africanization -- II. Impact and Control. 7. The Latin American Experience. 8. Prognosis for North America. 9. Coping with the Bees
Control code
191535
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xiii, 162 p.
Isbn
9780674503526
Isbn Type
(acid-free)
Lccn
91033113
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm24539939
  • (OCoLC)24539939

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