Bees for Development
Apis andreniformis and Apis florea are very small-sized species of bees and their single comb nests are small too: often no larger than 150-200cm wide. Other names include the little honey bee, and sometimes (wrongly) the dwarf honey bee. These bee species build a single-comb nest, usually fairly low down in bushes, or in the open, suspended from a branch or, in the case of Apis florea, a rock surface.
Apis andreniformis has been identified in South East Asia, Borneo, The Philippines and the southern Chinese peninsula, while Apis florea is indigenous from Oman spreading southeast through Asia as far as some of the islands of Indonesia and the Philippines. In 1985, it was identified in Sudan and lately reported in Iraq. However, it is only recently that Apis andreniformis has been recognised as a separate species. Consequently, some records for Apis florea may now prove to be Apis andreniformis.
List of Articles available on this topic (13):
A Comparative Study of Esterase Isozymes in 6 Species of Apis and 9 genera of Apoidea
Shao-Wen L., Yu-Pin, M., Chang J. T., Ju-Huai L., Shao-Yu H., Bang-Yu K
A Study of the Genus Micrapis (Apidae)
Wu Yan-Ru, Kuang B
Activity and abundance of pollinators of plum at Ludhiana (Punjab)
Mann, G.S.; Singh, G.
Adeventures in beekeeping - harvesting Apis florea in Myanmar (Burma)
Adventures in beekeeping - harvesting Apis florea in Myanmar (Burma)
Apiculture in Bangladesh - management and extension
Beekeeping in the Sultanate of Oman (Pt II - Apis florea)
Beekeeping potentials of bangladesh. I. Studies on the important honey and pollen sources of northern Chittagong region
Hossain, A.B.M.E.; Sharif, M.
Behaviour of insects foraging on pigeon pea in India
Effect of insect pollination on fruit bearing mandarin and physical and chemical properties of the fruit
Manzoor-ul-Haq; Rafie-ul-Din, M.; Ghaffar, A.
First definitive record of Apis florea in Iraq
IBRA Appendix Bee Species foraging at experimental sites
Study on Traditional method of keeping Indian honey bees in Burma and keeping with modern method
Maung Maung Nyein