Biology of the Honey Bee

Biology of the Honey Bee 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 mys

  • Title: Biology of the Honey Bee
  • Author: Mark L. Winston
  • ISBN: 9780674074095
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 providesFrom 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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    1. "The honey bee exhibits a combination of individual traits and social cooperation which is unparalleled in the animal kingdom."One can't live on fiction alone: reading about nature helps keep one's mind in balance. A year ago I reviewed Sue Hubbell'sA Book of Bees , a wonderful book about the practice of beekeeping. Dr. Mark L. Winston is one of the world's foremost experts on honey bees and his monograph "The Biology of the Honey Bee" (1987) summarizes well over a 100 years' worth of research i [...]

    2. Mark Winston, I ask your forgiveness for FORGETTING (aaarrggh) to include you in the Acknowledgments of my novel The Bees. Your book is SO brilliant and clear, any lay person (i.e. not a biologist) interested in the well-expressed and most fascinating truth of the beehive, will enjoy this book. And, should I be fortunate enough for my novel to be reprinted, I will rectify my appalling omission. Bee-lovers, you will enjoy this book so much that you will bore your family and friends about the amaz [...]

    3. Required reading for my beekeeping class. As the title would suggest, this is a bee biology book. I can't recommend it for pleasure reading unless you are really into bees. But as a reference, it's great.

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