Comparative Social Behavior of Bees

@article{Michener1969ComparativeSB,
  title={Comparative Social Behavior of Bees},
  author={C. Michener},
  journal={Annual Review of Entomology},
  year={1969},
  volume={14},
  pages={299-342}
}
  • C. Michener
  • Published 1969
  • Biology
  • Annual Review of Entomology
  • The bees (Apoidea) constitute a group of some 20,000 species which is appropriate for comparative studies of sociality because it includes species at every level from nonsocial or solitary to highly social like Apis. Social behavior has evolved, at least to a limited degree, repeatedly among bees. To the extent that intervening stages survive, the evolution of sociality can be studied in numerous phyletic lines. Reviews of various aspects of apoid sociality are numerous (1, 23, 24, 26, 29, 38… CONTINUE READING
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