From: Martin on 01/03/2002 07:57 AM
Subject: Feral honey bee refs (Aust.)
For those interested, the following is a selection of a suite of references on
feral honey bee - native flora and fauna impacts in Australia. A more complete
list of recent references is in the recently published Scientific Advisory
Committee (Vict.) Recommendation Report on this item which is available from me
(provide mail address if interested).
Manning, R. (1997) The Honeybee debate: a critique of scientific studies of
honeybees Apis mellifera and their alleged impact on Australian wildlife.
Vic. Naturalist 114 (1): 13-22.
Paton, D. (2000) Disruption of Bird-Plant Pollination Systems in Southern
Australia. Conservation Biology 14 (5): 1232-1234.
Pyke, G. H. & Blazer, L. (1985) The effects of the introduced honey bee Apis
mellifera on Australian native bees. NSW NP&WS Occasional Paper No. 7.
Pyke, G. H. (1999) The introduced honeybee Apis mellifera and the Precautionary
Principle: reducing the conflict. Australian Zoologist 31: 181-186.
Schwarz, M. P. & Hurst, P. S. (1997) Effects of Introduced Honey Bees on
's Native Bee Fauna. Vic. Nat. 114 (1): 7-12.
Trainor, R. (1995) Sweet danger: How feral bees compete with hollow-using birds
and mammals. Bird Observer April 1995: 7-9.
Exotic honeybees in the Australian bush, Ockham's Razor -
Significance of Honey Bees in the Australian Environment: Setting the Scene -
Honeybees as a nestbox pest ? http://www.powerup.com.au/~ozbox/bees_honey.htm
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