This website’s purpose is to encourage interest in the study of bee anatomy. Knowing how bees function requires a knowledge of the arrangement of the internal organ systems. We need to know how they function to understand issues of disease, nutrition, lifespan, aggression, …
I have uploaded a new video about the bees’ legs. This gives an overview of their structure.
The anatomy of the honeybees salivary glands can be confusing. There are four different glands which secrete through the bees mouth, and their functions are not fully understood. Between them they are responsible for some digestive functions, plus chemical communication, defensive roles and …
I have posted a new video today. This lasts five minutes, and covers the main external and internal structures of the head. This may help to give an understanding of where the main structures are in relation to each other.
I have added some images of the mandibles. These show the groove where the secretions of the mandibular gland run down the mandibles
This video is about six minutes long. It describes the structure of the compound eyes of the bee, and how light creates impulses. It also describes how the compound eyes see different colours
I have added images of tracheal sacs and branching tracheae
I have added some images of larvae to the gallery, showing days five to seven
I have added a video describing the proboscis. This structure is kept folded away behind the mouth, ready to be brought out when the bee needs to suck or lap liquids
I have added a gallery page today. I have added a few images of drones. These are sections across the head, showing the brain and surrounding structures at different levels.
Hello – this is Dr. Ian Stell I plan, on a regular basis, ideally every week, to post some images and videos on bee anatomy, so do please keep coming back and visiting this site and you will find these listed here. I …