Identification and application of the aggregation pheromone of Apis cerana

Download PDF

If A. cerana javana succeeds in establishing itself on the Australian mainland, it will have major consequences because it will:
• seriously damage the honey bee industry by competing aggressively with A. mellifera for floral sources;
• introduce the ectoparasitic mites Varroa jacobsoni and V. underwoodi;
• disrupt pollination worth over $1 billion per annum to the economy;
• threaten the survival of native bee populations.

Want to be notified of similar content?