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Honeybee Ecology: A Study of Adaptation in Social Life

by Thomas Seeley Princeton University Press
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Hbk 214 pages
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The book presents honeybees as a model system for investigating advanced social life among insects from an evolutionary perspective.

Originally published in 1985.

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  • FrontMatter, pg. i
  • Contents, pg. vii
  • Acknowledgments, pg. ix
  • 1. Introduction, pg. 3
  • 2. Honeybees in Nature, pg. 9
  • 3. The Honeybee Societies, pg. 20
  • 4. The Annual Cycle of Colonies, pg. 39
  • 5. Reproduction, pg. 49
  • 6. Nest Building, pg. 71
  • 7. Food Collection, pg. 80
  • 8. Temperature Control, pg. 107
  • 9. Colony Defense, pg. 123
  • 10. Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Honeybees, pg. 138
  • Literature Cited, pg. 161
  • Author Index, pg. 193
  • Subject Index, pg. 197