Book 2008

The Buzz about Bees

Biology of a Superorganism

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ISBN: 978-3-540-78727-3 (Print) 978-3-540-78729-7 (Online)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XV

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    Pages 2-9

    Prolog: The Bee Colony — a Mammal in Many Bodies

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    Chapter

    Pages 10-27

    Man’s Smallest Domestic Animal — a Picture Guide

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    Chapter

    Pages 28-35

    The Inevitable Honeybees

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    Pages 36-51

    Propagated Immortality

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    Chapter

    Pages 52-69

    Honeybees — a Model for Success

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    Chapter

    Pages 70-113

    What Bees Know About Flowers

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    Chapter

    Pages 114-139

    Honeybee Sex, and Virgin Brides

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    Chapter

    Pages 140-154

    Royal Jelly — Designer Diet in Bee Colonies

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    Chapter

    Pages 156-202

    The Largest Organ of the Bee Colony — Construction and Function of the Comb

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    Chapter

    Pages 204-232

    Cultivated Intelligence

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    Chapter

    Pages 234-246

    Is Honey Thicker than Blood: How Important Is the Family?

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    Chapter

    Pages 248-269

    The Circle Closes

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    Pages 270-272

    Epilog: The Future for Bees and Mankind

  15. Back Matter

    Pages 273-284