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Additions: Tenth Issue

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    Preface

 

Bees have attracted the attention of mankind since its early evolution. Grouped under Phylum Arthropoda, Class Insecta, Order Hymenoptera and Super family Apoidea, the first most commonly known bee to the mankind was the honey bee followed by the Carpenter bee or "Bhramara". Its records are available since the period of Indian Mythological age of Ramayana [around 5,000 years ago]. Until year 2000 A.D. more than 16,300 species of bees grouped under 425 genera have been identified from all over the World. In major, honey bees have their strongest affection with men due to the curiosity for social behaviour besides the useful yields like honey and wax. The services provided by solitary, quasi-, semi-social and eusocial bees as effective cross-pollinators have only been highlighted during previous century.

 

Now this is an established fact that more than 3000 species of flowering plants depend upon bees for their seed set. The pollination biologists world over are intensively working to establish distinct co-relationship between the angiospermic evolution with bees. Certainly, the existence of thousands of angiosperms would have been endangered if strong pollinators like bees would not have existed on our planet. These largely ignored mini-creatures are facing drastic setbacks by the developmental activities of the human being. Apparently, to save-guard the bees, their habitats, their belongings and, ultimately the existence of all angiosperm dependent lives on this planet, this web site presents the History of Bees in the form of an Updating Bibliography of the Bees of the World. It includes all the aspects of bee research conducted so far, however, in this initial release, most of the works are confined to the years 1970 to 2001 and, a few for the year 2002.  A total of 6,103 authors contributed to 12,258 research references on bees, have been placed in this initial issue including around 1,000 on Apiculture. Out of them references of 515 authors are complete in this issue besides, listings of around 800 additional authors are expected as complete with respect to their references on bees. They are yet to be confirmed for the completion of their enlisted work.

I have made efforts to include almost all works, still many are yet to be included. It is primarily due to the limitation of freely accessible space available on the web. Infect, such exhaustive work cannot be completed without a Worldwide cooperation from all sectors hence I am sure that people visiting these pages will e-mail/mail me the inclusions, amendments based upon original manuscripts and their views to make this work nearly perfect and more useful to all those who work or intend to work in the field of beautiful friendly Bees. I believe that this very first presentation, will inspire many to initiate their efforts and will lead to their deeper involvement with bees for the benefit of our World.


I dedicate this effort to all those scientists and contributors who have enabled us to know this much about bees.

 

Notes about various updates

 

 

SECOND UPDATED ISSUE RELEASED ON 31 JULY, 2003

Second updated issue is hereby presented to all the bee workers of the World on 31st July, 2003. It was overwhelming to observe approximately 1700 e-mails received by the undersigned as an appraisal to the work. It certainly encouraged and inspired a lot to move further. This issue more or less includs majority of bee works published from European, African and East Asian territories. It is consisting of around 25,326 references on all aspects of bees with approximately 8,000 authors. I regret a little delay than the prescheduled date since author was intensively busy with "The Catalogue of Bee Species of the Indian Region". In fact compiling the bee species ranging for the Cyprus-Turkey in the West to the Singapore in the East.

 

Secondly, the speed received from my internet server has been quite discouraging for the last three months. Most of the files have crossed 1 MB size therefore instant and, complete replacements are not accepted by LAN server. I am therefore, forced to include a few references then upload the file, again include some more then re-upload the same file and so on... The procedure has consumed about three months. 

 

Thousands of references appeared during the beginning and middle of the twentieth century are yet to be included in this work. I am sure, people visiting this e-book will ascertain the availability of all references on various aspects of bee research, by their continuing cooperation and support, as provided earlier.

 

Most of the visitors those having low RAM computers, may encounter problem of opening the WebPages consuming quite longer duration. The files have become huge and I shall make observation with regard to time consumption. If they will continue making troubles in opening [with enough delays] then files will be break apart and accordingly alphabetical files in the Alphabetical Author Reference Index will be further bifurcated to accommodate more references. To contain volume of uploaded files, formatting of journal names have not been italicized for the added references. According to the inclusions the acknowledgement and authors indices will be revised.

 

THIRD  ISSUE  ADDITIONS  IN  REFERENCES  BEGINS FROM  5  JANUARY,  2004

 

FOURTH  ISSUE COMPLETED ON 15 SEPTEMBER, 2004

 

UPDATING OF FIFTH ISSUE ON 20 FEB., 2005.

 

THE FONT COLOUR OF INCLUDED REFERENCES HAVE BEEN CHANGED FROM

FIFTH ISSUE ONWARDS

 

UPDATING OF SIXTH ISSUE BEGINS FROM 5 AUGUST, 2005

 

UPDATING OF SEVENTH ISSUE BEGINS FROM 6 FEBRUARY, 2006

 

UPDATING OF EIGHTH ISSUE BEGINS FROM  3 OCTOBER 2006

AND COMPLETED ON 11 OCTOBER 2006

 

UPLOADING OF NINTH ISSUE BEGINS FROM 

3 AUGUST 2007 AND COMPLETED ON 07 AUGUST 2007

 

UPLOADING OF TENTH ISSUE COMPLETED ON  07 SEPTEMBER 2008

 

AUTHORS DIRECT CONTRIBUTIONS ARE HIGHLY APPRECIATED AND CONTINUOUSLY

REQUESTED TO MAKE THE WORK UPDATE.

 

I SINCERELY REGRET FOR FAILURE IN UPDATING OF THE PAGE OF

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT AND AUTHORS INDEX DUE TO LACK OF TIME

JUST RELEASED

"ADVANCEMENTS IN

INSECT BIODIVERSITY"

(2003, 2004, 2007 & 2012)

"ADVANCEMENTS IN INVERTEBRATE

TAXONOMY AND BIODIVERSITY"

(2012)

Editor

DR. RAJIV K. GUPTA

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Additions: Tenth Issue

 Initial release 19 November, 2002.                                                                                                                                         Second issue 31 July, 2003

Third issue 15 April, 2004                                                                                                                                                          Fourth issue 15 Sept. 2004

Fifth issue 20 Feb., 2005.                                                                                                                                                            Sixth issue 5 August 2005

Seventh issue 17 Feb., 2006                                                                                                                                                        Eighth issue 11 Oct. 2006

 

Ninth issue 07 August 2007                                                                                                                                                          Tenth issue 07 Sept. 2008

File "Additions: Tenth Issue" contain references published between 01 Aug 2007 to 31 August  2008

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