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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Sustainable Pest Management Strategies for Arid-land Crops

Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Title: Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection

Authors
item Carreck, Norman -
item Andree, Michael -
item Brent, Colin
item Cox-Foster, Diana -
item Dade, Harry -
item Ellis, James -
item Hatjina, Fani -
item Vanenglesdorp, Dennis -

Submitted to: Journal of Apicultural Research
Publication Type: Review Article
Publication Acceptance Date: August 1, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: An understanding of the anatomy and functions of internal and external structures are fundamental to many studies on the honey bee Apis mellifera. Similarly, proficiency in dissection techniques is vital for many more complex procedures. In this paper, which is a prelude to the other papers of the COLOSS BEEBOOK, we outline basic honey bee anatomy and basic dissection techniques.

Technical Abstract: An understanding of the anatomy and functions of internal and external structures are fundamental to many studies on the honey bee Apis mellifera. Similarly, proficiency in dissection techniques is vital for many more complex procedures. In this paper, which is a prelude to the other papers of the COLOSS BEEBOOK, we outline basic honey bee anatomy and basic dissection techniques.

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