4. Introduced Bees: Threats or Benefits?

  1. T. R. New

Published Online: 2 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch4

Hymenoptera and Conservation

Hymenoptera and Conservation

How to Cite

New, T. R. (2012) Introduced Bees: Threats or Benefits?, in Hymenoptera and Conservation, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118381250.ch4

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 3 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470671801

Online ISBN: 9781118381250



  • newly introduced bees, threats and benefits;
  • honeybee (Apis mellifera) and the commercial apiary, as efficient pollinators;
  • honeybees introduced, and conservation concerns and difficulties;
  • suspected effects on nectar-feeding honeyeaters;
  • Bombus terrestris, Japanese bumblebee-pollinated plant species;
  • fecundity of twig-nesting native colletid bee, Hylaeus alcyoneus of Western Australia;
  • honeybees and native bees' interactions, exploiting floral resources;
  • diseases among honeybees, loss of apiary stocks in pollinator decline;
  • conservation, commercially valued alien solitary bee species. Megachile rotundata;
  • Megachile rotundata role on the alfalfa seed industry, not as competitors or as threats


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