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Historical Data on the Influence of Cell Size

  • Number of Cells to the Square Inch – Bee Culture – December, 1887
  • Raising and Introduction of Queens – Bees and Bee-keeping, Cheshire, 1888
  • Comb Foundation – ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping, A.I. Root – Pages 62-72 (1891)
  • Honey-Comb – ABC and XYZ of Beekeeping, A.I. Root – 1891 – Pages 172-178
  • A Correction from Thos. Wm. Cowan – Bee Culture – Cowan, 1898
  • A Study of Natural Honey-Comb – Bee Culture – 1910
  • The Structure of Comb, Part 1 – The Bee World – July, 1921
  • The Structure of Comb, Part 2 – The Bee World – August, 1921
  • The Structure of Comb, Part 3 – The Bee World - September, 1921
  • The Building of Honey Comb – April, 1929 – Pages 52 – 55
  • A Biometrical Study of the Influence of Siza of Brood Cell upon the Size and Variability of the Honeybee (Apis mellifera L.) – by Roy A. Grout, 1931
  • The Influence of Cell Size – The Bee World – April, 1933
  • The Influence of Cell Size – The Bee World – January, 1934
  • Recent Work on the Influence of Cell Size – The Bee World – July, 1935
  • Frequent Variation in Cell Size – The Bee World – November, 1935
  • Baudoux’s Work Misunderstood – The Bee World – December, 1935
  • Influence of Size of Brood Cell upon the Size of the Worker Bee – American Beekeeping Journal – April, 1936
  • Are We Ready for a New Bee? – American Beekeeping Journal – April, 1936
  • The Size of Brood-Comb Cells – The Bee World – September, 1938
  • Geometry of the Ideal Bee’s Cell – The Bee World – June, 1944
  • To Obtain the Number of Cells per Sq. Dm. – The Bee World – June, 1948
  • The Efficiency of the Use of Enlarged Cells – XX Jubilee Apimondia Congress, August, 1965
  • Preference of Varroa Jacobsoni Oudemans for Different Cell Types and Some Factors Affecting Reproduction – Apiacta #2 Feb., 1984
  • Distribution of Varroa Jacobsoni in Brood Combs of Honey Bee Colonies, and Resultant Effects on Colony Development – Apiacta #2, Feb., 1984
  • The Effect of the Size of Honey Bee Cells on the Rate of Infestation by Varroa Jacobsoni - Apiacta #2, Feb., 1984
  • Study of the Preference of the Mite Varroa Jacobsoni for Apis Mellifera Drones – XXX International Apicultural Congress, Apimondia, October, 1985
  • The Influence of Cell Size on Infestation Rates by the Mite Varroa Jacobsoni – XXX International Apicultural Congress, Apimondia, October, 1985
  • On the Size of Cells – Bee Culture, February, 1990
  • On the Size of Cells – Bee Culture, March, 1990
  • Thelytoky in a Strain of U.S. Honey Bees (Apis mellifera L.) – Bee Science, May, 1991
  • Effects of Comb Cell Diameter on Parasitic Mite Infestations in Honey Bee Colonies
  • Natural Size Foundation is the Best – American Bee Journal, November, 1996
  • En Cellsam Historia (259K PDF file in Swedish) – Bitidningen, July/August, 2000
  • Square Decimeter Measurement Conversion Chart Conversions – Relative values for cell size using various popular units of measure. – by Dr. Shipman, USDA
  • Open-Mating Breeding Chart – Download PDF file
  • Climate Map – Download PDF file