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The Biology of the Honey Bee

By: M Winston

224 pages, 75 line illus, 7 tabs

Harvard University Press

Paperback | Apr 1991 | #12381 | ISBN: 0674074092
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Hardback | Dec 1987 | #2671 | ISBN: 0674074084
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&i;`A wonderful reference and entree to the literature on anything you ever wanted to know about honey-bees ... encyclopedic in scope, timely and up to date. There is no other reference book that compares to it.'&o; Bernd Heinrich

Masterly...Without hesitation I recommend this book to a wide range of potential readers. -- John B. Free Science Mark Winston offers a comprehensive account, covering aspects of anatomy and physiology as well as systematics, ecology and behavior...A useful overview of the biology of an insect that holds considerable interest for both economic and academic reasons. Rich in descriptive detail and well referenced, it will also serve as a basis for more detailed exploration of particular aspects of honey bee biology. -- Sarah Corbet Times Higher Education Supplement This very readable book brings together the wealth of scattered information on the complex honey bee in a way that will serve as a standard for many years. -- Roger G. Bland Science Books & Films Winston's writing is brisk and enthusiastic and the book's illustrations clear and informative. This is a delightful study of an odd, yet oddly familiar, creature. -- John R. Alden Wall Street Journal


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 Reference Author Index Subject Index

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Mark L. Winston is a Fellow in the Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue at Simon Fraser University.

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