The Lives of Bees

  title={The Lives of Bees},
  author={Thomas D Seeley},
Beyond flowers: including non-floral resources in bee conservation schemes
It is suggested that more attention in the protection of trees and hedgerows in conservation, restoration and management schemes to best supporting bee health by providing combined access to nesting, floral and non-floral foraging resources.
Genomic regions influencing aggressive behavior in honey bees are defined by colony allele frequencies
It is shown that individual behavior is influenced by colony environment, which in turn, is shaped by allele frequency within colonies, and concluded that group genetics dominates individual genetics in determining the fatal decision of honey bees to sting.
Natural selection, selective breeding, and the evolution of resistance of honeybees (Apis mellifera) against Varroa
Evidence that honeybees are an extremely outbreeding species is provided, showing that natural selection can result in resistance in large panmictic populations when a large proportion of the population survives the initial Varroa invasion.
Vast differences in strain-level diversity in the gut microbiota of two closely related honey bee species
It is shown that the gut microbiota of two closley related honey bee species has undergone major changes in strain-level diversity and funtional gene content, despite the relatively recent common ancestry.