New observations on the natural history of bees
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New observations on the natural history of bees

By François Huber
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  • NEW OBSERVATIONS ON THE NATURAL HISTORY OF BEES, BY FRANCIS HUBER. TRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL.
    • CONTENTS.
    • TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE
    • LETTER I. ON THE IMPREGNATION OF THE QUEEN BEE.
      • Letter from M. Bonnet to M. Huber.
    • Letter from M. Bonnet to M. Huber.
    • LETTER II. SEQUEL OF OBSERVATIONS ON THE IMPREGNATION OF THE QUEEN BEE.
    • LETTER III. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.—OBSERVATIONS ON RETARDING THE FECUNDATION OF QUEENS.
    • LETTER IV. ON M. SCHIRACH'S DISCOVERY.
    • LETTER V. EXPERIMENTS PROVING THAT THERE ARE SOMETIMES COMMON BEES WHICH LAY FERTILE EGGS.
    • LETTER VI. ON THE COMBATS OF QUEENS: THE MASSACRE OF THE MALES: AND WHAT SUCCEEDS IN A HIVE WHERE A STRANGER QUEEN IS SUBSTITUTED FOR THE NATURAL ONE.
    • LETTER VII. SEQUEL OF EXPERIMENTS ON THE RECEPTION OF A STRANGER QUEEN. M. DE REAUMUR'S OBSERVATIONS ON THE SUBJECT.
    • LETTER VIII. IS THE QUEEN OVIPAROUS? WHAT INFLUENCE HAS THE SIZE OF THE CELLS, WHERE THE EGGS ARE DEPOSITED, ON THE BEES PRODUCED?—RESEARCHES ON THE MODE OF SPINNING THE COCCOONS.
    • LETTER IX. ON THE FORMATION OF SWARMS.
    • LETTER X. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.
    • LETTER XI. THE SAME SUBJECT CONTINUED.
    • LETTER XII. ADDITIONAL OBSERVATIONS ON QUEENS THAT LAY ONLY THE EGGS OF DRONES, AND ON THOSE DEPRIVED OF THE ANTENNÆ.
    • LETTER XIII. ECONOMICAL CONSIDERATIONS ON BEES.
    • APPENDIX.
    • ANALYTICAL INDEX.
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