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Biology of Bees

Here you can find information on the biology of honeybees, structured in 12 topics. Pictures and text are taken from the 2008 released calendar (ISBN: 978-3-8274-1977-4) that goes along with Juergen Tautz's book "The Buzz about Bees".

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Column of Juergen Tautz: Bees as pest controllers

Wherever bees fly, caterpillars are severely disturbed, eating up to 70 percent less leaf mass in those areas.


Column of Juergen Tautz: Observation hives – Windows into life inside a bee colony

The large majority of our honeybees’ lives takes place in secret. Bustling air traffic can be observed throughout the day at the...

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