Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 361

Full Length Research Paper

Floral hosts and pollen calendar of Asian giant honeybee, Apisdorsata Fabricius at Southern Karnataka, India

K. S. Raghunandan
  • K. S. Raghunandan
  • Apidology Laboratory, DOS in Zoology, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 006, Karnataka, India.
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S. Basavarajappa*
  • S. Basavarajappa*
  • Apidology Laboratory, DOS in Zoology, University of Mysore, Mysore-570 006, Karnataka, India.
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  •  Received: 14 July 2014
  •  Published: 30 September 2014


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