The Hive

The Story of the Honeybee and Us

Author: Bee Wilson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466870699

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying. No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent, or fantastical. The Hive recounts the astonishing tale of all the weird and wonderful things that humans believed about bees and their "society" over the ages. It ranges from the honey delta of ancient Egypt to the Tupelo forests of modern Florida, taking in a cast of characters including Alexander the Great and Napoleon, Sherlock Holmes and Muhammed Ali. The history of humans and honeybees is also a history of ideas, taking us through the evolution of science, religion, and politics, and a social history that explores the bee's impact on food and human ritual. In this beautifully illustrated book, Bee Wilson shows how humans will always view the hive as a miniature universe with order and purpose, and look to it to make sense of their own.
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The Hive and the Honey Bee Revisited

An Annotated Update of Langstroth's Classic

Author: Roger Hoopingarner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781878075369

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Page: 482

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More than 150 years after L.L. Langstroth invented the movable-comb hive and brought beekeeping into the modern age, we can still learn from this historic book. The original book, preserved in its original text and illustrations, is updated and annotated by one of the foremost researchers in apiculture, Dr. Roger Hoopingarner. This book keeps alive, for future generations, beekeeping techniques from the past and offers many lessons for modern beekeepers. Dr. Roger Hoopingarner, Michigan State University Professor Emeritus of Entomology, has specialized in Apiculture for 65 years. His teaching, Cooperative Extension, and research interests in the biology and management of the honey bee include seminal work in pollination of orchard crops. He has been the author, or co-author, of numerous research articles on bee diseases, varroa population dynamics and control, pollination systems, and more.
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The Hive and the Honey-Bee

Author: Lorenzo Langstroth

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1365279030

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 298

View: 2020

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First published in 1853, The Hive and the Honey-Bee remains the definitive authority for managing hives for honey production, pollination or queen rearing. One of the first books about modern bee management, Langstroth's study is an invaluable resource and essential reading for honey farmers and apiarists.
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Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee

Author: L. Langstroth

Publisher: Xist Publishing

ISBN: 1681955814

Category: Fiction

Page: 329

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An Essential Beekeepers Manual . Learn about the classic approach to Beekeeping from an expert. This was one of the first books about modern bee management and still proves an invaluable resource. This Xist Classics edition has been professionally formatted for e-readers with a linked table of contents. This eBook also contains a bonus book club leadership guide and discussion questions. We hope you’ll share this book with your friends, neighbors and colleagues and can’t wait to hear what you have to say about it. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes
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Langstroth's Hive and the Honey-Bee

The Classic Beekeeper's Manual

Author: L. L. Langstroth

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486433844

Category: Nature

Page: 409

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This influential guide by "the father of modern beekeeping," originally published in 1853, constitutes the first descriptive treatise of modern bee management. Its innovations allowed people to engage in actual beekeeping, rather than simply handling bee domiciles and extracting the honey. The techniques it explains and illustrates are still employed 150 years later--including the author's patented invention, a movable frame hive. In a reader-friendly, enthusiastic style, Langstroth addresses every aspect of beekeeping: bee physiology; diseases and enemies of bees; the life-cycles of the queen, drone, and worker; bee-hives; the handling of bees; and many other topics. Unabridged republication of the classic 1878 (fourth) edition.--Publisher description.
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The Life Cycle of a Honeybee

Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778706649

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and natural environment of honeybees.
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The Lives of Bees

The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

Author: Thomas D Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691189382

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

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How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee colonies Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive—and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations. Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, sheds light on why wild honey bees are still thriving while those living in managed colonies are in crisis. Drawing on the latest science as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and shows how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. Seeley presents an entirely new approach to beekeeping—Darwinian Beekeeping—which enables honey bees to use the toolkit of survival skills their species has acquired over the past thirty million years, and to evolve solutions to the new challenges they face today. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees. Engagingly written and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives as well as our own.
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The World History of Beekeeping and Honey Hunting

Author: Eva Crane

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415924672

Category: Reference

Page: 682

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This is the first book to explore in detail the world history of humankind's use of bees from prehistoric times to the present day. Both rock art and recent field studies have shown how honey hunters obtained their harvest from bees' nests. Honey has always been the chief prize, but bee brood has been eaten as meat, and beeswax has been utilized in many technologies. Bees, honey, and wax have special symbolic significance in both early beliefs and later world religions. But perhaps bees' greatest benefit has been their pollination of crops.
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Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee

A Bee Keeper's Manual - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: L. l. 1810-1895 Langstroth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296000103

Category:

Page: 398

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