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Main Title The buzz about bees : biology of a superorganism /
Author Tautz, Jèurgen.
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Sandeman, David C.
Heilmann, Helga R.
Publisher Springer,
Year Published 2008
OCLC Number 213855655
ISBN 9783540787273; 3540787275
Subjects Honeybee. ; Insect societies. ; Animal colonies. ; Ethologie. ; Honingbijen. ; Populaties (biologie) ; Biene ; Apiculture.
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Table of contents
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELDM  QL568.A6T38 2008 CCTE/GLTED Library/Duluth,MN 10/12/2010
EMBM  QL568.A6T38 2008 NRMRL/GWERD Library/Ada,OK 08/21/2018
Collation 284 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-274) and index.
Contents Notes
1. The inevitable honeybees -- 2. Propagated immortality -- 3. Honeybees : a model for success -- 4. What bees know about flowers -- 5. Honeybee sex, and virgin brides -- 6. Royal jelly : designer diet in bee colonies -- 7. The largest organ of the bee colony : construction and function of the comb -- 8. Cultivated intelligence -- 9. Is honey thicker than blood : how important is the family? -- 10. The circle closes. "With colour photographs and an easy understandable text The Buzz about Bees tells the story of honeybees in a new perspective. Based on the latest data, notably from his own research group, Jurgen Tautz provides a wonderful insight into the realms of bees." "In contrast to the view of bee colonies as perfect societies of selfless individuals ruled by a queen, Tautz introduces them as a "superorganism", a self organizing and complex adaptive system based on a network of communication; a fascinating result of evolution - a mammal in several bodies." "The entire range of astonishing bee activities is described. Remarkable action photographs never shown before present bees busy with cell cleaning, caring for the brood, serving in the queen's court, visiting flowers, receiving nectar, producing honey, comb building, entrance guarding, heating and cooling. Spotlights include bees grooming, swarming, fighting, telephoning, sleeping and communicating by high-toned beeping, scents and dances."--Jacket.