This is a highly original, well conceived and useful new text. It has brought together local and scientific knowledge, and presents these in a way that trainers and students can readily learn and understand. Part One provides general information on stingless bees - their biology, economic importance, how to culture them, and details of their products and marketing. Part Two describes the practice of stingless beekeeping: how to locate and capture wild nests, looking after the bees, harvesting from them, and utilising them for pollination. It also mentions how to help trainees to discover the aesthetic value of stingless bees and to encourage the public to understand the need for conservation of these bees and their habitats. The text will be a very useful aid to training, with each unit setting out learning objectives and then delivering the necessary details.
Clearly illustrated and written in an understandable way, this text will be useful for training wherever stingless bees exist.
The manual is being distributed to beekeepers, farmers and extension agents trained in Ghana. Requests for the manual should be addressed to: The Director, International Stingless Bee Centre, University of Cape Coast, Ghana. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org