The Bees of the World
2nd updated and revised edition of this definitive reference work by the leading authority on bee systematics. With many new facts, classifications, and revisions, this edition provides the most comprehensive treatment of the 1,200 genera and subgenera of the Apiformes. Included are hundreds of updated citations to work published since the appearance of the first edition and a new set of plates of fossil bees. The only comprehensive worldwide treatment of all groups of bees (1200 genera / subgenera, including more than 16,000 species). Keys (many regional) for identification to subgenus level. Brief natural history, describing geographical range, number of species, and information on nesting or floral biology for each group / subgenus. Introductory sections on evolution, classification, anatomy, physiology, behaviour and ecology of bees
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