Historical Anatomical Literature of Honey Bee Anatomy

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The following two works contain anatomical diagrams of the honey bee that have stood the test of time. You may see images from these articles in modern books about honey bees.


A, Honeybee larvae treated with caustic potash, showing tracheal system, side view, X18; B, head of larva treated with caustic potash, right side, showing distribution of tracheae, X 44

Nelson, J. A. 1924. Morphology of the Honeybee Larva. Journal of Agricultural Research. Vol. 28. No. 12. p.1167. Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office.
Download a .pdf: Morphology of the Honeybee Larva.

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Snodgrass, R. E. 1910. The Anatomy of the Honey Bee. U.S. Entomology Bureau. Technical Series. No. 18. 162pp. Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office.
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The above .pdf files where provided by the USDA National Agricultural Library