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Simple method in measuring honey bee morphological characters

PUBLISHED June 19, 2023 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2306p6127959)



Hossam Abou-Shaara1 , Khalil Draz1 , Mohamed Al-Aw1 , Khalid Eid1
  1. Damanhour University

Conference / event

Apimondia 2011, September 2011 (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Poster summary

Many methods have been used in measuring morphological characters. These methods were time-consuming, not for measuring all honey bee morphological characters and may have high errors. The main objective of this research was to develop a simple method for measuring morphological characters. The idea of the developed method was based on the combination of scanner with high resolution and a measuring program. After dissecting honey bees, body parts were scanned by the scanner and transferred to the computer monitor as images. These images were measured by Photoshop program. No significant differences were found between the developed method and the standard method by using binocular. This simple method can be used with honey bees as well as other species of insects.


Morphology, Bees, Measuring, Characters

Research areas

Zoology, Agriculture, Veterinary and Animal Sciences


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No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and / or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
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Copyright © 2023 Abou-Shaara et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abou-Shaara, H., Draz, K., Al-Aw, M., Eid, K. Simple method in measuring honey bee morphological characters [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2023 (poster).
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