The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume I: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Research

Dietemann, Vincent; Ellis, James D.; Neumann, Peter (eds.) (2013). The COLOSS BEEBOOK Volume I: Standard Methods for Apis mellifera Research. Journal of Apicultural Research: Vol. 52. Treforest: International Bee Research Association IBRA

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In recent years, declines of honey bee populations have received massive media attention worldwide, yet attempts to understand the causes have been hampered by a lack of standardisation of laboratory techniques. Published as a response to this, the COLOSS BEEBOOK is a unique collaborative venture involving 234 bee scientists from 34 countries, who have produced the definitive guide to how to carry out research on honey bees. It is hoped that these volumes will become the standards to be adopted by bee scientists worldwide.

Volume I includes approximately 1,100 separate protocols dealing with the study of the honey bee, Apis mellifera. These cover anatomy, behavioural studies, chemical ecology, breeding, genetics, instrumental insemination and queen rearing, pollination, molecular studies, statistics, toxicology and numerous other techniques

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Book (Edited Volume)


05 Veterinary Medicine > Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (DCR-VPH) > Institute of Bee Health

UniBE Contributor:

Neumann, Peter


500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)
600 Technology > 630 Agriculture






Journal of Apicultural Research


International Bee Research Association IBRA




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28 Jul 2014 10:24

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16 Jul 2018 15:43


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