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The Resource Honeybee nests : composition, structure, function, H.R. Hepburn, C.W.W. Pirk, O. Duangphakdee

Honeybee nests : composition, structure, function, H.R. Hepburn, C.W.W. Pirk, O. Duangphakdee

Label
Honeybee nests : composition, structure, function
Title
Honeybee nests
Title remainder
composition, structure, function
Statement of responsibility
H.R. Hepburn, C.W.W. Pirk, O. Duangphakdee
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This work, a sequel to Honeybees and Wax published nearly 30 years ago, starts with a brief introduction and discussion of nesting sites, their spaces and densities, self-organization of nest contents, and interspecific utilization of beeswax. The following chapters cover communication by vibrations and scents and wax secretion, and discuss the queen in relation to the combs. Discussions on completed nests include the significance of brood, the roles of pollen and nectar flow, and comb-building, and are followed by a triad of related chapters on the construction of cells and combs and their energetic costs. An in-depth examination of the conversion of wax scales into combs, the material properties of scale and comb waxes, and the wax gland complex are presented. The next chapters are devoted to a comprehensive analysis of the literature on the chemistry and synthesis of beeswax, and, finally, the material properties of honeybee silk are highlighted
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Hepburn, H. R.,
Dewey number
595.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pirk, C. W. W.,
  • Duangphakdee, O.,
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  • Honeybee
  • Beeswax
  • Honeycombs
  • Bioenergetics
  • Honeybee
Label
Honeybee nests : composition, structure, function, H.R. Hepburn, C.W.W. Pirk, O. Duangphakdee
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
General Introduction -- Nesting: Sites, Space and Density in Comb-building -- Self-organization of Nest Contents -- Intraspecific and Interspecific Comb-building -- Communication by Vibrations and Scents in Comb -- Wax Secretion, Comb Construction and the Queen -- The Significance of Brood -- The Role of Pollen in Honeybee Colonies -- Nectar Flows and Comb-building -- Construction of Combs -- Energetics of Honey/Beeswax Conversion -- Construction of Cells -- Conversion of Wax Scales into Comb Wax -- Material Properties of Scale and Comb Wax -- The Wax Gland Complex -- The Chemistry of Beeswax -- Synthesis of Beeswax -- Material Properties of Honeybee Silk
Control code
ocn879261368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 389 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642543289
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-54328-9
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879261368
Label
Honeybee nests : composition, structure, function, H.R. Hepburn, C.W.W. Pirk, O. Duangphakdee
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
General Introduction -- Nesting: Sites, Space and Density in Comb-building -- Self-organization of Nest Contents -- Intraspecific and Interspecific Comb-building -- Communication by Vibrations and Scents in Comb -- Wax Secretion, Comb Construction and the Queen -- The Significance of Brood -- The Role of Pollen in Honeybee Colonies -- Nectar Flows and Comb-building -- Construction of Combs -- Energetics of Honey/Beeswax Conversion -- Construction of Cells -- Conversion of Wax Scales into Comb Wax -- Material Properties of Scale and Comb Wax -- The Wax Gland Complex -- The Chemistry of Beeswax -- Synthesis of Beeswax -- Material Properties of Honeybee Silk
Control code
ocn879261368
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 389 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783642543289
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-642-54328-9
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879261368

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