Introduction

The ability to move is a characteristic of living animals and facilitates distribution, food procurement, location of a mate or egg-laying site, and avoidance of unsuitable conditions. Insects, largely through their ability to fly when adult, are among the most mobile and widely distributed of animals. Development of this ability early in the evolution of the class has made the Insecta the most diverse and successful animal group (Chapter 2, Section 3.1). However, flight is only one method of locomotion employed by insects. Terrestrial species may walk, jump, or crawl over the substrate, or burrow within it. Aquatic forms can swim in a variety of ways or run on the water surface.

In their locomotory movements, insects conform to normal dynamic and mechanical principles. However, their generally small size and light weight have led to the development of some unique structural, physiological, and biochemical features in their locomotory systems.

Beekeeping for Beginners

Beekeeping for Beginners

The information in this book is useful to anyone wanting to start beekeeping as a hobby or a business. It was written for beginners. Those who have never looked into beekeeping, may not understand the meaning of the terminology used by people in the industry. We have tried to overcome the problem by giving explanations. We want you to be able to use this book as a guide in to beekeeping.

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