Information links

animated_gif_bees_06           Pollination information references

Listed in alphabetical order of the topic

The list below focuses on tropical and Asian pollination information. There are also references on agricultural crops and other topics which have been listed to help the reader get a historical and current overview. Where possible an internet link has been included so that the reader can just click to go directly to the source.

Amazing bees – general information
http://www.amazingbees.com.au/honeybees.html

Apis cerana – general background
http://beekeeping.wikia.com/wiki/Apis_cerana

Apis mellifera and Apis cerana in Vietnam – 1992 study
http://www.planbee.org.uk/uploads/BfDJ32ceranamelliferaVietnam044.pdf

Are Bees dying out? – 2014 article
http://www.praying-nature.com/site_pages.php?section=Ecology+Matters!&category_ref=52

The Asian honey bee (Apis cerana) and its strains – 2013 study
http://asianhoneybee.net.au/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/AHB-behaviour-lit-review-FINAL2013.pdf

Asian honeybees: biology conservation and human interactions
By Oldroyd and Wongsiri
Pub: Harvard University Press 2006, 292 pages

Asian Honeybee Potential Environmental Impacts – in Australia, June 2013
http://www.environment.gov.au/system/files/resources/16422f90-1acf-4223-a347-740f48401ced/files/asian-bees.pdf

Asiatic Honeybee Apis cerana: Biodiversity Conservation and Agricultural Production
by Abrol, Dharam P.
Pub: Springer August 2013, 1019 pages
http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/entomology/book/978-94-007-6927-4

BeeAware – an Australian government information website
http://beeaware.org.au/

Bee Industry Roadmap for the Philippines
http://marinduqueland.com/products/downloads/BEEINDUSTRYROADMAP.pdf
http://www.bar.gov.ph/chronicle-home/archives-list/57-november-2011/4408-nov2011-bar-spearheads-r-d-roadmap-writeshop-for-beekeeping-r-d

Bee pollination and fruit set of Coffea arabica and C. canephora
http://www.amjbot.org/content/90/1/153.full

Bee pollination benefits for mango
Dept of Food and Agriculture, Western Australia
http://archive.agric.wa.gov.au/PC_91814.html?s=1001

Beekeeping for Honey Production in Sri Lanka: management of Asiatic hive honeybee Apis cerana in its natural tropical monsoonal environment
Punchihewa RWK (1994) Sri Lanka Dept of Agriculture, Peradeniya Sri Lanka & Canadian International Development Agency, Quebec, Canada. 232 pages

Beekeeping with oriental honeybees (Apis cerana)
http://www.fao.org/docrep/x0083e/X0083E05.htm

Bees and their roles in forest livelihoods
Nicola Bradbear, Food and Agriculture Organisation 2009, 242 pages
http://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i0842e/i0842e00.HTM

Best management practices in Agriculture for sustainable use and conservation of pollinators
Sao Paulo University, Brazil – study on stingless bees
http://www.internationalpollinatorsinitiative.org/uploads/6-010.pdf

All Chinese honey is ordered off shelves (UK)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-101494/All-Chinese-honey-ordered-shelves.html

Citrus Trees that Require Cross-Pollination for Fruit Production
http://lee.ifas.ufl.edu/Hort/GardenPubsAZ/CitrusTree_Pollenizer_modified_Mongi.pdf

Cocao tree information
http://www.xocoatl.org/tree.htm

Coconut – farm and forestry production and marketing profile
http://agroforestry.net/images/pdfs/Coconut_specialty_crop.pdf

Coconut project in Australian schools
http://www.uq.edu.au/_School_Science_Lessons/CoconProj.html#CoconutProjectheading

Coffee pollination: Honeybees boost coffee yields
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn2403-honeybees-boost-coffee-yields.html

Conservation of Asian honey bees
http://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/docs/00/89/20/24/PDF/hal-00892024.pdf

Declining Agri Yield Worrisome – Philfoodex
https://ph.news.yahoo.com/declining-agri-yield-worrisome-philfoodex-160737233.html

Do Tangerine Trees Need Cross-Pollination?
http://www.ehow.co.uk/info_8009962_do-tangerine-trees-need-crosspollination.html

Economic Potential Unlocked in Coconut
http://winner-tips.org/magazines/economic-potential-unlocked-in-coconut/

The Economic Valuation of Pollinators for Southeast
Asia: Philippines and Vietnam
https://www.cbd.int/cepa/cepafair/2012/cepa-fair-2012-gbpihed-pollinators2.pdf

Economics of bee pollination in the Philippines
Antonio D. Baconawa
http://www.beekeeping.com/articles/us/pollination_philippines.htm

Farmer sets model with integrated farming – in Kerala, Southern India with Apis cerana
http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-kerala/farmer-sets-model-with-integrated-farming/article2789239.ece

Global action on pollination services for sustainable agriculture
Food and Agriculture Organisation
http://www.internationalpollinatorsinitiative.org/

Global Pollination Project leaflet by the Food & Agriculture Organisation
http://www.fao.org/docrep/015/i2763e/i2763e18.pdf

A Guide to Beekeeping in the Philippines
Antonio D. Baconawa
http://www.apiservices.com/articles/us/beekeeping_philippines.htm

High Value Crops Development Program (RA 7900)
Department of Agriculture in Philippines
http://hvcdp.da.gov.ph/

The Honey You Should Never Buy – It May Be Tainted with Lead and Antibiotics
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/01/28/bees-death-destroy-food-supply.aspx

Honeybees – nature’s pollinators
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/04/15/fea07.asp

Honey Hunting and Beekeeping
Food and Agriculture Organisation
ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i0842e/i0842e06.pdf

Honey Hunting information
http://www.beesfordevelopment.org/resources-for-beekeepers/informationportal/category/39-honey-hunting

Honey Hunters of Cambodia (Apis dorsata)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEM_zca0PHI

Honey Hunters of Philippines (Apis dorsata)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUCOwoMHA5U

International Coffee Organization
http://www.ico.org/

International Cotton Advisory Committee
https://www.icac.org/
https://www.icac.org/Meetings/Plenary/60vicfalls/documents/statements/statement-philippines.pdf

Japanese beekeeping with Apis cerana
http://warre.biobees.com/japan.htm

List of crop plants pollinated by bees
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_crop_plants_pollinated_by_bees

Management of Philippine bees – stingless bees and honey bees
UPLB Bee Program, University of the Philippines at Los Baños
http://beesfordevelopment.org/shop/product_info.php/products_id/466

Messages from Bees – A Japanese Documentary (Neonicotinoid pesticide problems)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaqPNmk1kZY

Migrating Giant Honey Bees (Apis dorsata)
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0044976

More than Honey – film about pressures on Apis mellifera 2013
http://www.morethanhoney.co.uk/

Neonicotinoid Pesticides and Honey Bees
Washington State University Extension Fact Sheet
http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/FS122E/FS122E.pdf

Passionfruit not producing fruit
http://www.readersdigest.com.au/passionfruit-not-producing-fruit

Pesticide Action Network includes the 2 websites…
Save the honey bees
http://www.savehoneybees.info/
Disrupting Food
http://www.disruptingfood.info/en/

Philippine beekeeping information – some example links

http://www.philippinebeekeeping.com/

http://www.pinoybeekeepersforum.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BeenetPhilippines

http://www.bar.gov.ph/chronicle-home/archives-list/170-august-2012-issue/1020-uplb-s-beenet-highlights-r-d-efforts-on-apiculture

http://philippinetambayan.com/2008/03/09/honey-bee-production-bee-keeping/

https://sites.google.com/site/philippinebeekeeping/visit-january-2010

http://www.mileabeefarm.com/

http://ilogmaria.com/aboutus/

http://marinduqueland.com/vision/vision.html

http://thegardenerstales.com/the-tale-of-bees-and-coconuts-forging-an-alliance/

http://businessmirror.com.ph/index.php/en/business/agri-commodities/576-local-bee-industry-forms-alliance-with-coconut-farmers-to-oppose-da-order

Philippine Coconut Authority – Research and Development Branch
http://www.pca.da.gov.ph/coconutrde/

Philippine Palm Oil Development Council
http://ppdci.org/

Philippines Scariest – Tamboboan (Hornets)
http://www.bubblews.com/news/1957386-philippines-scariest-tamboboan-hornets

Philippines Statistics Authority
http://countrystat.bas.gov.ph/

The Plight of the Honeybee
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13/130510-honeybee-bee-science-european-union-pesticides-colony-collapse-epa-science/

Pollination and yield responses of cowpea
http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ajb/article/viewFile/60464/48693

‘Pollination crisis’ hitting India’s vegetable farmers
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11418033

Pollination: Crop Pollination Requirements
http://www.ent.uga.edu/bees/pollination/crop-pollination.html

Pollination of Apis mellifera and Trigona biroi on the Productivity of Solanaceous Crops (Philippines)
Jose T. Travero et al
http://iserd.net/ijerd32/32099.pdf

Pollination of cultivated plants in the tropics
Edited by David W. Roubik
Food and Agriculture Organization: Bulletin 118 Pub: FAO 1995 194 pages
http://www.openisbn.com/free_ebooks/read_88712_Pollination_Of_Cultivated_Plants_In_The_Tropics

Pollination Requirements of Some Tropical Crops
http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/CaringForTrees/Pollination1-88.htm

Pollinator Conservation Action Plan for Sri Lanka, 2014
http://www.environmentmin.gov.lk/web/images/pdf/actionplanbd.pdf

PROGRESS REPORT OF FAO ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL POLLINATORS INITIATIVE
https://www.cbd.int/doc/meetings/cop/cop-11/information/cop-11-inf-29-en.pdf

Research Discovers Oldest Bee, Evolutionary Link
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/10/061025184944.htm

Retreating Indigenous Bee Populations (Apis Cerana) and Livelihoods of Himalayan Farmers
http://www.icimod.org/?q=1509

Scientists discover what’s killing the bees and it’s worse than you thought (USA)
http://qz.com/107970/scientists-discover-whats-killing-the-bees-and-its-worse-than-you-thought

South African Mango Growers Association
http://www.mango.co.za/

Squash Pollinators of the Americas Survey
http://www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=16595

Squash (hybrid) seed production: Providing a bright future for Sto. Niño farmers
http://www.bar.gov.ph/digest-home/digest-archives/123-2011-1st-quarter/428-hybrid-squash-seed-production-providing-a-bright-future-for-sto-nino-farmers

Sydney scientists work on Plan Bee in Southeast Asia
http://sydney.edu.au/news/84.html?newscategoryid=2&newsstoryid=13246

Star fruit information
http://www.itfnet.org/gfruit/Templates%20English/carambola.biology.htm

Stingless: The bees of the future – an article about stingless bees in the Philippines
http://www.bar.gov.ph/digest-home/4741-janmar2013-stingless-bees

The value of bees for crop pollination
Food and Agriculture Organisation
ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/012/i0842e/i0842e09.pdf

Twenty-five years of progress in understanding pollination mechanisms in palms
http://aob.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2011/08/09/aob.mcr192.full

UK government bee information website
https://secure.fera.defra.gov.uk/beebase/

Your Honey Probably Isn’t ‘Honey,’ And The FDA’s About To Fix That (USA)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/08/honey-fda_n_5111907.html

Vanishing of the Bees – film about colony collapse disorder 2009
http://www.vanishingbees.com/

Why beekeeping is for keeps – in the Philippines
http://www.bar.gov.ph/digest-home/digest-archives/123-2011-1st-quarter/429-why-beekeeping-is-for-keeps

World Market for Honey
http://www.fintrac.com/cpanelx_pu/Ethiopia%20CIAFS/12_06_4949_CIAFS%20_1%20Honey%20Final%20Oct%2011.pdf

10 crops that would disappear without bees (just in temperate countries)
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2012/07/19/crops-that-would-disappear-without-bees/

19 Crops That Would Disappear Without Bees
http://www.thedailymeal.com/19-crops-would-disappear-without-bees

30 hornets vs. 30,000 bees
Hornets are very different insects to honeybees !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDSf3Kshq1M

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