Bee Anatomy Tips 1

Hello – this is Dr. Ian Stell

I plan to post some images and videos on bee anatomy when I can, so do please keep coming back and visiting this site and you will find these listed here.

I hope you will find them of use and that they will further help you to understand this extraordinary creature.

If there are topics you would specifically like me to cover, please let me know through the “Leave a Reply” box below this post – thank you.


  1. Mary Hyland

    Thank you very much for showing us so much of your work. I am studying beekeeping and this is really useful material. Mary Hyland

  2. Margaret Murdin

    Please post something about the sensilla as I find this is very difficult to teach and I am about to start teaching Module 5. I think the images and videos are amazing, thank you , Margaret Murdin

  3. Cassandra

    Excellent! thank you for sharing!

  4. geoff hood

    excellent, i am taking module 5 in november and have you wonderful book but the videos are so much better, please keep up your excellent work

  5. David Kelton

    I have forward your web site to be used as study guide for the master level of our program. You have presented the anatomy of the honey bee at an exprtese level and that’s why we are requiring it as part of the study materials to pass the master level exam. We are also encouraging the also to purchase your book.

    GREAT!!! GREAT!!! Job

    David Kelton chairman/director Alabama Master Beekeeper Program USA

  6. Q. Netterberg

    Although I’m not an apiarist, I do engage in macro imaging.
    What I have not found, is any anatomical representation which names the connection between the head and thorax.
    Thus, it makes is cumbersome to describe certain events, such as shown in the linked image, where a spider inserted it’s fangs into that ‘connection’.
    (preferred method for these types of spiders)

    Any assistance would be welcomed.
    Thank you.
    Q. Netterberg


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