Library: The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism
Title:      The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism
Categories:      BBKA Module 6 - Honey bee Behaviour
BookID:      100
Authors:      Jürgen Tautz
ISBN-10(13):      9783540787273
Publisher:      Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:      2008-04-30
Edition:      1
Number of pages:      284
Owner Name:      NSBKA Librarian
Owner Email:      Librarian@nsbka.org
Language:      English
Price:      0.00
Rating:      0 
Picture:      cover
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With spectacularly beautiful 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, Jürgen 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.

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