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    Inoue, T.; Adri, S.; Salmah, S. Nest Site Selection and Reproductive Ecology of the Asian Honey Bee, Apis cerana indica, in Central Sumatra. In Natural History of Social Wasps and Bees in Equatorial Sumatra; Sakagami, S.F., Ohgushi, R.I., Roubik, D.W., Eds.; Hokkaido University Press: New York, NY, USA, 1990; pp. 219–232.

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  • TITLE: Ecology, Behaviour and Control of Apis cerana with a Focus on Relevance to the Australian Incursion
  • AUTHORS: Anna H. Koetz
  • KEYWORDS: Apis cerana, Apis mellifera, incursion, pest species, Australia, pollination, competition, distribution, control
  • JOURNAL NAME: Insects DOI: 10.3390/insects4040558 Sep 07, 2014
  • ABSTRACT: Apis cerana Fabricius is endemic to most of Asia, where it has been used for honey production and pollination services for thousands of years. Since the 1980s, A. cerana has been introduced to areas outside its natural range (namely New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Australia), which sparked fears that it may become a pest species that could compete with, and negatively affect, native Australian fauna and flora, as well as commercially kept A. mellifera and commercial crops. This literature review is a response to these concerns and reviews what is known about the ecology and behaviour of A. cerana. Differences between temperate and tropical strains of A. cerana are reviewed, as are A. cerana pollination, competition between A. cerana and A. mellifera, and the impact and control strategies of introduced A. cerana, with a particular focus on gaps of current knowledge.