Honey Bees

Honey Bees

Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals is an updated account of the different strategies for assessing the ecotoxicity of xenobiotics against these social insects, which play a key role in both ecology and agriculture.

Author: James Devillers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203218655

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals is an updated account of the different strategies for assessing the ecotoxicity of xenobiotics against these social insects, which play a key role in both ecology and agriculture. In addition to the classical acute laboratory test, semi-field cage tests and full field funnel tests, new te
Categories: Science

Honey Bees

Honey Bees

Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals is an updated account of the different strategies for assessing the ecotoxicity of xenobiotics against these social insects, which play a key role in both ecology and agriculture.

Author: James Devillers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1134477414

Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 369

Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals is an updated account of the different strategies for assessing the ecotoxicity of xenobiotics against these social insects, which play a key role in both ecology and agriculture. In addition to the classical acute laboratory test, semi-field cage tests and full field funnel tests, new tests based mainly on behavioral responses are for the first time clearly described. Information on the direct and indirect effects on honey bees of radionuclides, heavy metals, pesticides, semi-volatile organic compounds and genetically modified plants is also presented.
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In Silico Bees

In Silico Bees

J. Devillers , Acute toxicity of pesticides to honey bees , in Honey Bees : Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals , J. Devillers and M.H. Pham - Delègue , eds . , Taylor & Francis , London , UK , 2002 , pp . 56–66 . 3.

Author: James Devillers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466517882

Category: Nature

Page: 314

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Bees are critically important for ecosystem function and biodiversity maintenance through their pollinating activity. This book provides a collection of computational methods to those primarily interested in the study of the ecology, ethology, and ecotoxicology of bees. It presents numerous case studies to enable readers to understand the appropriateness but also the limitations of models in theoretical and applied bee research. Written by an international team of experts, this book covers the main types of modeling approaches that can be used in terrestrial ecology and applied ecotoxicology.
Categories: Nature

Honey Bee Colony Health

Honey Bee Colony Health

The effects of Varroa and fluvalinate on drone mating competitiveness. Am. Bee J. 139: 225–227. Taséi, J. N. 2003. Impact of agrochemicals on non-Apis bees, In Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals.

Author: Diana Sammataro

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439879412

Category: Science

Page: 320

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This book summarizes the current progress of bee researchers investigating the status of honey bees and possible reasons for their decline, providing a basis for establishing management methods that maintain colony health. Integrating discussion of Colony Collapse Disorder, the chapters provide information on the new microsporidian Nosema ceranae pathogens, the current status of the parasitic bee mites, updates on bee viruses, and the effects these problems are having on our important bee pollinators. The text also presents methods for diagnosing diseases and includes color illustrations and tables.
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Pesticide Toxicity to Non target Organisms

Pesticide Toxicity to Non target Organisms

52, 81–106 (2007) J. Devillers, Acute toxicity of pesticides to honey bees, in Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals, ed. by J. Devillers, M. Pham-Delegue (Taylor and Francis, London, 2002), pp. 56–66 L. DeWael, ...

Author: Johnson Stanley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401777520

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 502

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The pesticide should cause effect on the target pests and be selective enough to spare the non-target beneficial. The book deals with the pesticide toxicity to predators, parasitoids and microbes which are used for pest management in the agroecosystem. The other beneficials exposed to pesticides are pollinators, earthworms, silkworm and fishes. The book contains information on the modes of pesticide exposure and toxicity to the organisms, sub-lethal effects of insecticides and method of toxicity assessment, risk assessment of pesticidal application in the field. The purpose of the work is to compile and present the different procedures to assess pesticide poising in organisms related to the agroecosystem along with discussions on risk assessment procedures with clear comparison of toxicity of pesticides to target pests and non target beneficial organisms.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Juvenile Hormones and Juvenoids

Juvenile Hormones and Juvenoids

... Modeling aquatic toxicity data across two levels of biological organization, Environ. Toxicol. Chem. 25 (2006), pp. 589–596. J. Devillers and M.H. Pham-Delègue, Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals, ...

Author: James Devillers

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781466513228

Category: Science

Page: 401

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Juvenile hormones (JHs) are a group of structurally related sesquiterpenes secreted by the insect corpora allata. They affect most insect life-cycle stages and physiological functions, including embryogenesis, larval and adult development, metamorphosis, reproduction, metabolism, diapause, polyethism, and migration. Juvenoids such as methoprene, hydroprene, kinoprene, pyriproxyfen, and fenoxycarb are man-made chemicals that mimic the structure and/or activity of JHs, selectively targeting and disrupting the endocrine system of insects. They are particularly suited as larvicides for the control of pest and disease vectoring insects such as mosquitoes. Juvenile Hormones and Juvenoids: Modeling Biological Effects and Environmental Fate discusses the various modeling approaches that can be used to study the mechanism of action of JHs in insects and to estimate the adverse effects and the environmental fate of the juvenoids that mimic their activity. This book is the third of the QSAR in Environmental and Health Sciences series, but the first dedicated to the use of QSAR and other in silico techniques to provide these insights into JHs and their analogs. With contributions by an international team of scientists, the book begins with a historical survey of JHs and juvenoids. It then discusses biosynthesis of sesquiterpenoids followed by chapters covering JH activity such as morph-specific JH titers in crickets, and JH analog activity including soldier-specific organ development in termites and the role of methoprene in gene transcription. The book examines modeling approaches applied to resistance to JH analogs, to population dynamics of nontarget species in the presence of juvenoids, and to SAR and QSAR of JH mimics. The book concludes with a discussion on the use of multicriteria analysis for selecting insecticides for vector control.
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Pollination Biology

Pollination Biology

Biol Conserv 84:17–24 Porrini C, Colombo V, Celli G (1996) The honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) as pesticide bioindicator. ... In: Devillers J, Pham-Delègue M (eds) Honey bees: estimating the environmental impact of chemicals.

Author: Dharam P. Abrol

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400719426

Category: Science

Page: 792

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This book has a wider approach not strictly focused on crop production compared to other books that are strictly oriented towards bees, but has a generalist approach to pollination biology. It also highlights relationships between introduced and wild pollinators and consequences of such introductions on communities of wild pollinating insects. The chapters on biochemical basis of plant-pollination interaction, pollination energetics, climate change and pollinators and pollinators as bioindicators of ecosystem functioning provide a base for future insights into pollination biology. The role of honeybees and wild bees on crop pollination, value of bee pollination, planned honeybee pollination, non-bee pollinators, safety of pollinators, pollination in cages, pollination for hybrid seed production, the problem of diseases, genetically modified plants and bees, the role of bees in improving food security and livelihoods, capacity building and awareness for pollinators are also discussed.
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Beekeeping A Compressive Guide To Bees And Beekeeping

Beekeeping   A Compressive Guide To Bees And Beekeeping

Direct and indirect effects of genetically modified plants on the honey bee. Honey bees: estimating the environmental impact of chemicals p.312-326, 2002. Editors: Devillers, J.; Pham-Delègue, M. H. Publisher: Taylor & Francis, London, ...

Author: Abrol, D.P.

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9789386237620

Category:

Page: 896

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This book shall serve as a reference book for students, teachers, and researchers and for all those interested in bees and beekeeping. This book will be useful to all those who wish to make beekeeping their hobby or as profession, entrepreneurs and even layman. Besides, the information provided in this book will be useful to pollination biologists, students, teachers, scientists of agriculture, animal behaviour, botany, conservation, biology, ecology, entomology, environmental biology, forestry, genetics, plant breeding, horticulture, toxicology, zoology, seed growers and seed agencies. It will be highly useful to motivate the young generation to fascinating world of honeybees and adopt beekeeping as a profession. Book as a guide for their problems & evolving strategies.
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Honey

Honey

Porrini C, Ghini S, Girotti S, Sabatini AG, Gattavecchia E, Celli G (2002) Use of honey bees as bioindicators of environmental pollution in Italy. In: Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals.

Author: Rajesh Kumar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000512991

Category: Medical

Page: 262

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Honey is a supersaturated solution of sugar made by bees. Honeybees collect a liquid secretion from flowers, called nectar, and take this back to their hives. It is an appreciated natural gift to humanity derived entirely from honeybees. Honey is the by-product of nectar collected by bees from the flowers, with some digestive enzymes produced by the honeybees themselves. Honey: A Miraculous Product of Nature summarizes the current status of honey, it’s uses and related aspects. This illustrated volume describes use of honey in traditional medicines, i.e. Ayurveda, Siddha, and Unani by acting as a preservative and nourishing agent. Also, other properties like digestibility, palatability, deliciousness, refreshing, thirst quencher, stomachic, anti-obtrusive, expectorant, anti-oxidative, anti-tussive and blood purifier are explained in beautiful manner. The role of honey in improving eyesight, strengthens gums and teeth and it’s use in jaundice, spleen enlargement, sore throat, chest diseases, sexual debility, renal and cystic calculi, intestinal worms, heart diseases and leprosy is very well described. The compiled knowledge from range of bee scientists, Honey: A Miraculous Product of Nature aims to provide broad knowledge on honey to the researchers, apiculturists and students to continue their work on honey and honeybees.
Categories: Medical

Beekeeping and Bee Conservation

Beekeeping and Bee Conservation

Impact of agrochemicals on non-Apis bees. In:Devillers J, Pham-Delegue MH, editors. Honey Bees: Estimating the Environmental Impact of Chemicals; CRC Press, London & New York 2002. pp. 101–31. Poquet Y, Kairo G, Tchamitchian S, ...

Author: Emerson Chambó

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535124115

Category: Science

Page: 252

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Beekeeping and Bee Conservation - Advances in Research presents current issues in the field of bees in multiple contexts and ties together experiments conducted by some of the world's most renowned researchers. The authors' point-of-view and own research results are described in a clear and objective way, which is very useful for beginners in the study of the subject and is likewise valuable for the more experienced on the subject, who may find new hypotheses to be tested and broaden their future prospects in the field. The book is wide in scope, focusing largely on Apis mellifera. Topics range from genetics, to pollination studies, to the conservation of bees. It includes a chapter dedicated to stingless bees and another for bumble bees.
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