Standard methods for Apis mellifera anatomy and dissection.

Norman L Carreck1,2*, Michael Andree3, Colin S Brent4, Diana Cox-Foster5, Harry A Dade, James D Ellis6, Fani Hatjina7, Dennis vanEnglesdorp8.

1International Bee Research Association, Unit 6, Centre Court, Treforest, CF37 5YR, UK.
2Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects, School of Life Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 9QG, UK.
3University of California Cooperative Extension, Oroville, CA 95965, USA.
4USDA, Arid Land Agricultural Research Center, Maricopa, AZ, USA.
5Department of Entomology, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania PA 16802, USA.
6Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida, Steinmetz Hall, Natural Area Dr., P.O. Box 110620, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA.
7Hellenic Institute of Apiculture, Hellenic Agric. Organization ‘DEMETER’, Nea Moudania, Greece.
8Department of Entomology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 USA.

Received 3 July 2013, accepted subject to revision 15 July 2013, accepted for publication 1 August 2013.

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