Content tagged "honey bee biology"

Dance Language of the Honey Bee

Bee Health Updated: September 03, 2014

Social behavior in bees has a number of advantages. One of the most important of these is the ability to quickly mobilize a large number of foragers to...

Anatomy of the Honey Bee

Bee Health Updated: June 09, 2014

Discover the intricacies of honey bee anatomy

First Lessons in Beekeeping: Honey Bee Biology

Bee Health Updated: July 26, 2013

Learn about bee biology as a prerequisite to successful beekeeping

Bees and Social Insects

Bee Health Updated: February 10, 2011

Many animals live together as a group, but they are not necessarily social (e.g. a school of fish) because there is a very precise definition when it comes...

The drone has no father but has a grandfather. How is that?

Bee Health Updated: November 16, 2010

Illustrations from Morphology of the Honey Bee Larva by J.A. Nelson

Bee Health Updated: March 11, 2010

These images are taken from 'Morphology of the Honey Bee Larva' by J.A. Nelson. Download a .pdf: Morphology of the Honeybee Larva. Nervous system and...

Illustrations from Anatomy of the Honey Bee by R.E. Snodgrass

Bee Health Updated: March 11, 2010

Although this work is a century old it is still one of the best descriptions of honey bee anatomy available. Download a full version of The Anatomy of the...

Historical Anatomical Literature of Honey Bee Anatomy

Bee Health Updated: March 02, 2010

The following two works contain anatomical diagrams of the honey bee that have stood the test of time. You may see images from these articles in modern books...

Can a honey bee be born without the aid of a drone?

Bee Health Updated: December 23, 2009

How many times does a queen honey bee mate?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

What happens if the forager honey bees don’t return to the colony?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

Why do bees supercede their queen?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How do bees recognize their nestmates vs bees from other colonies?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How do honey bees use pheromones to communicate?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How are queen bees raised and mated?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

What is propolis and what do honey bees use it for?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

What is “Bee Space” and why is this important to beekeeping?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How can worker honey bees perform many different tasks in their short lives?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How do honey bees make wax?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How long do worker honey bees live?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

How do bees in a swarm determine where to go for a new home?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

I am doing honeybee studies and need to dissect out the hypopharyngeal glands, salivary glands, and if possible the corporum allatum. Is there a detailed protocol (preferrably with images) of how to dissect these structures?

Bee Health Updated: November 10, 2009

Head Segment of the Honey Bee

Bee Health Updated: October 13, 2009

The head is the center of information gathering. It is here that the visual, gustatory and olfactory inputs are received and processed. Of course, food is...

Biology of Individual Honey Bees

Bee Health Updated: July 20, 2009

It is safe to say that the bees’ agenda are not necessarily the beekeeper’s. The one is interested in securing a large honey supply to ensure the colony’s...

Biology of the Honey Bee Colony

Bee Health Updated: July 20, 2009

The agenda of a honey bee colony is to reproduce and survive the next winter. This is essentially the same for a solitary insect, but in choosing a...

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