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Asiatic honeybee

Scientific Name
Apis cerana
Scientific Author
Fabricius
Taxonomy
(Hymenoptera: Apidae)
Status
Exotic Species Establishment in Australia
Reliability
High
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Distribution

  • South and South-East Asia
  • Australasian - Oceanian

Description

Southern and southeastern Asia, such as China, India, Japan, Malaysia, Nepal, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea.

In the wild, the oriental honeybees construct their multiple-comb nests in dark enclosures such as caves, rock cavities and hollow tree trunks. The normal nesting site is usually close to the ground but may be up to 5 metres above ground.

Source:

http://www.fao.org/docrep/x0083e/X0083E02.htm#B.%20The%20giant%20honeybee%20Apis%20dorsata

 


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