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The Biology of the Honey Bee

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From ancient cave paintings of honey bee nests to modern science's richly diversified investigation of honey bee biology and its applications, the human imagination has long been captivated by the mysterious and highly sophisticated behavior of this paragon among insect societies. In the first broad treatment of honey bee biology to appear in decades, Mark Winston provides rare access to the world of this extraordinary insect. In a bright and engaging style Winston probes the dynamics of the honey bee's social organization. He recreates for us the complex infrastructure of the nest, describes the highly specialized behavior of workers, queens, and drones, and examines in detail the remarkable ability of the honey bee colony to regulate its functions according to events within and outside the nest. Winston integrates into his discussion the results of recent studies, bringing into sharp focus topics of current bee research. These include the exquisite architecture of the nest and its relation to bee physiology; the intricate division of labor and the relevance of a temporal caste structure to efficient functioning of the colony; and, finally, the life-death struggles of swarming, supersedure, and mating that mark the reproductive cycle of the honey bee. The Biology of the Honey Bee not only reviews the basic aspects of social behavior, ecology, anatomy, physiology, and genetics, it also summarizes major controversies in contemporary honey bee research, such as the importance of kin recognition in the evolution of social behavior and the role of the well-known dance language in honey bee communication. Thorough, well-illustrated, and lucidly written, this book will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike.

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This book not only reviews the basic aspects of social behavior, ecology, anatomy, physiology, and genetics, it also summarizes major controversies in contemporary honey bee research, such as the importance of kin recognition in the evolution of social behavior and the role of the well-known dance language in honey bee communication. Thorough, well-illustrated, and lucidly written, it will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike.

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scholars, students, and beekeepers alike.

About the Author

Mark L. Winstonis a Fellow in the <>Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogueat Simon Fraser University.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. The Origins and Evolutionary History of Bees

3. Form and Function: Honey Bee Anatomy

4. Development and Nutrition

5. Nest Architecture

6. The Age-Related Activities of Worker Bees

7. Other Worker Activities

8. The Chemical World of Honey Bees

9. Communication and Orientation

10. The Collection of Food

11. Reproduction: Swarming and Supersedure

12. Drones, Queens, and Mating

13. The Biology of Temperate and Tropical Honey Bees

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Author Index

Subject Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674074095
Author:
Winston, Mark L.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Winst
Author:
on, Mark L.
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Subject:
General science
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Entomology
Subject:
Bees
Subject:
Honeybee
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Entomology
Subject:
Biology-Entomology and General Invertebrates
Subject:
Science : Life Sciences - Biology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st Harvard University Press paperback ed.
Series Volume:
100-429
Publication Date:
April 1991
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
39 halftones, 14 tables, 23 line illustr
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 16 oz

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Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Chemical Engineering

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