International Journal of Insect Science: Special Collection on Africanized Honeybees

Posted Thu, Jul, 20,2017

International Journal of Insect Science is now accepting papers for a Special Collection on Africanized honeybees.

Please submit by December 31, 2017 to be considered.

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In the Americas we have Africanized honeybees (in the South, Central and North America) that have a natural resistance to many diseases that affect honeybees. The Africanized honeybees do not need acaricides to be treated from varroa and, therefore, the honey does not suffer any contamination from these acaricides by not using them. However, mainly in temperate regions, European honeybees are susceptible to varroa and therefore can only produce honey with the use of acaricides to combat this mite. With this, the honey leaves with residues of the acaricides.

The Africanized honeybee colonies spread quickly all year if there is a correct management by beekeepers. They could reach 100 kg of honey following some technological practices. This Special Collection will combine several experts in Africanized honeybees from genetics and biochemical to production and behaviour.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:  

  • Pollination with Africanized honeybees
  • Advances in biology of Africanized honeybees
  • Genetics
  • Molecular biology
  • Social physiology
  • Biochemical aspects
  • Honeybee behaviour
  • Bee breeding and selection
  • Production of beeswax, venom, royal jelly, honey, pollen, queen production
  • Hygienic behaviour
  • Enemies and diseases
  • Honeybee nutrition
  • Market of honeybee products 

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Vagner Arnaut

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