Statistical guidelines for Apis mellifera research.

Christian W W Pirk1*, Joachim R de Miranda2, Matthew Kramer3, Tomás Murray4, Robert J Paxton4, Francesco Nazzi5, Dave Shutler6, Jozef J M van der Steen7, Coby  van Dooremalen7

1Social Insect Research Group, Department of Zoology & Entomology, University of Pretoria, Private Bag X20 Hatfield 0028, Pretoria, South Africa.
2Department of Ecology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 7044, 750 07, Uppsala, Sweden.
3Biometrical Consulting Service, Agricultural Research Service/USDA, Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA.
4Institute of Biology, Department of Zoology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Hoher Weg 8, Halle (Saale) 06120, Germany.
5Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Ambientali, Università di Udine, via delle Scienze 206, 33100 Udine, Italia.
6Department of Biology, Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, B4P 2R6, Canada.
7Bees@wur, Bio-Interactions and Plant Health, Plant Research International, Wageningen UR, Droevendaalsesteeg 1, 6708 PB Wageningen, Netherlands.

Received 13 May 2013, accepted subject to revision 15 June 2013, accepted for publication 17 July 2013.

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