Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection

Norman L. Carreck, Michael Andree, Colin S. Brent, Diana Cox-Foster, Harry A. Dade, James D. Ellis, Fani Hatjina, Dennis Van Englesdorp

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An understanding of the anatomy and functions of internal and external structures is 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Apicultural Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 23 2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Insect Science

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Carreck, N. L., Andree, M., Brent, C. S., Cox-Foster, D., Dade, H. A., Ellis, J. D., Hatjina, F., & Van Englesdorp, D. (2013). Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection. Journal of Apicultural Research, 52(4).