by R. E. Snodgrass


1985 reprint edition, Foreword by Roger Morse, xiv + 334 pages, 107 b/w illustrations. First published in 1956, this classic work on the anatomy of the honey bee is acclaimed as much for the author’s remarkably detailed line drawings of the various body parts and organs of his subject as for his authoritative knowledge of entomology and the engaging prose style with which he conveys it. This book should be in the library of every student of the honey bee and bee behavior, beekeepers (both amateur and professional) as well as entomologists and other scientists. Paperback; 6-1/4 x 9-1/2″.

From a Review – “This is not just a technical reference book on honey bee anatomy. It is far more: it is essentially a treatise on entomology using one species as an example, and including a discussion of the fundamentals of embryology, development, and metamorphosis as well as anatomy. The subject of each chapter is approached from the broadest evolutionary point of view, and its horizon includes all the arthropods and beyond, so that the bee really typifies animal life in general. Finally, the language of the book is such that it can be read straight through with pleasure. It is a delight to follow the author through this complete examination of one insect: how it develops, how it grows, and how it operates.” Entomological News

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