Honeybees: Foraging Behavior, Reproductive Biology and Diseases

Cameron Malloy (Editor)

Series: Insects and Other Terrestrial Arthropods: Biology, Chemistry and Behavior
BISAC: SCI013000

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Honeybees are a subset of bees in the genus Apis, primarily distinguished by the production and storage of honey and the construction of perennial, colonial nests out of wax. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the foraging behavior, reproductive biology and diseases relating to honeybees.

Topics discussed include research into diseases affecting honeybees; the status of bee health and colony losses in Argentina; situational choices among alternative visual stimuli in honeybees and paper wasps when foraging; regulation of the crop content for foragers upon departing the hive; sex differences of dopamine control systems associated with reproduction in honeybees; and the roundtrip-structure of the foraging honeybee (Apis mellifera). (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Preface

Honeybee Diseases
(Tzayhrí Gallardo Velázquez, Karina Uribe Hernández, Guillermo I. Osorio Revilla, Depto. De Biofísica, Escuela Nacional de Ciencias Biológicas-IPN, Prolongación de Carpio y Plan de Ayala, México D.F., México)

The Status of Bee Health and Colony Losses in Argentina
(Matías D. Maggi, Sergio R. Ruffinengo, Pedro Negri, Constanza Brasesco, Sandra Medici, Silvina Quintana, Nicolás Szawarski, Pablo Gimenez Martinez, Fiorella De Piano, Pablo Revainera, Giullia Mitton, Martín J. Eguaras, Arthropods Laboratory, School of Exact and Natural Sciences, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Mar del Plata, Argentina, and others)

Situational Choices among Alternative Visual Stimuli in Honeybees and Paper Wasps when Foraging
(Vladimir M. Kartsev, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia)

Fuel for Foraging: Regulation of the Crop Content of Foragers upon Departing the Hive
(Ken-ichi Harano, Honeybee Science Research Center, Tamagawa University, Machida, Tokyo, Japan)

Sex Differences of Dopamine Control Systems Associated with Reproduction in Honeybees
(Ken Sasaki, Department of Bioresource Science, Tamagawa University, Machida, Tokyo, Japan)

Roundtrip-Structure of the Foraging Honeybee (Apis mellifera)
(Rudolf Jander, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA)
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