Asian bees


Asian bees (Apis cerana) are not native to Australia and are not regarded as economically viable for honey production when compared to European honey bees (Apis mellifera).

Apis cerana is considered as the most significant pest and competitor for resources of managed honey bees in Asia, according to Dr. Denis Anderson, CSIRO (pers. com).

This Primefact covers the following topics:

  • history
  • biology
  • the genus Apis
  • impact in Australia


Primefact 1093 First Edition

Published: 01 Mar 2011