The Curiosities of Bees - With Passages on The Queen Bee, Cell Production and Honey, and Much More

Author: John Timbs

Publisher: Home Farm Books

ISBN: 9781528707930

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 24

View: 7798


"The Curiosities of Bees" is a vintage article on bee keeping, with sections on the queen bee, cell production, honey, and much more. This interesting and informative little volume offers the reader a broad introduction to the topic, exploring bee-society and natural history with handy tips and information that will be of utility to the bee keeper. Contents include: "The Commonwealth of Bees," "The Sting of the Bee," "A Strange Queen," "Enemies of Bees," "The Hum of Bees," "Do Bees use Soot?," "Bees and the Weather," "Bees, and Death, and Funerals," "Calls of Bees," "The Calling of the Queen Bee," etc. This volume will appeal to bee keepers new and old, and it would make for a handy addition to collections of allied literature. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bee keeping.

Wisconsin Curiosities

Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff

Author: Michael Feldman,Diana Cook

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461747252

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 1472


Popular public radio show host Michael Feldman and coauthor Diana Cook introduce Wisconsin's weirdest, wackiest, and most outrageous people, places, and things including a man who owes his life to a foam rubber cheesehead, a worm that plays basketball, and the best place to savor chicken in a hubcap.

Cabinet of Curiosities

Collecting and Understanding the Wonders of the Natural World

Author: Gordon Grice

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189378

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 200

View: 5106


Exactly the book for every young explorer who loves finding stuff in nature and bringing it home. Cabinet of Curiosities is a lavishly illustrated introduction to the wonders of natural history and the joys of being an amateur scientist and collector. Nature writer Gordon Grice, who started his first cabinet of curiosities at age six when he found a skunk’s skull, explains how scientists classify all living things through the Linnaeus system; how to tell real gold from fool’s gold; how to preserve butterflies, crab shells, feathers, a robin’s egg, spider specimens, and honeycombs; how to identify seashells; the difference between antlers and horns; how to read animal tracks. And then, what to do with your specimens, including how to build a cabinet of curiosities out of common household objects, like a desk organizer or a box for fishing tackle.


Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300184786

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 377

View: 4892


An eclectic history of human curiosity, a great feast of ideas, and a memoir of a reading life from the internationally celebrated Alberto Manguel

Plan Bee

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hardest-Working Creatures on thePla net

Author: Susan Brackney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101458127

Category: Nature

Page: 208

View: 6144


A guided tour inside the world of bees Overtaxed and underrecognized-and now disappearing in alarming numbers- bees are the unsung heroes of the food chain, essential for the pollination of more than ninety of the crops we eat. The hardworking, humble, and matriarchal bee finally gets her due in this engaging and expertly written guide that will appeal to anyone who's ever been curious about the mysterious and always-buzzing world of bees. Beekeeper Susan Brackney explains: • Why honeybees are disappearing-and what we can do about it • Who's who in the hive-the queen bee, the workers, and the drones • Bees by the numbers-the number of bees per hive, the number of wing beats per second, and other fascinating facts • Gardening tips to attract and support honeybees • The beekeeper's trade-the essential equipment and the latest tools, a day in the life, and more • Honey, pollen, wax, royal jelly, mead, and other products of the sweet life • The secrets behind making a bee beard (or bee bikini) with live bees ...and much more