How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight.
“The Book of Bee-keeping” is a classic guide to keeping bees for profit and pleasure. It includes complete instructions for setting up and managing a successful apiary, as well as tips and observations from a life-long keeper on how to avoid problems and make a profit. Highly recommended for modern readers interested in keeping bees. Contents Include: “Introduction", "Advantages of Bee-keeping", "The Honey Bee", "Products of Bees", "Combs", "Modern Bee-keeping", "Appliances", "Food", "Swarming", "Manipulating", "Honey", "Diseases of Bees", "Enemies of Bees", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on bee-keeping.
Karl Weiss and Carlos H. Vergara provide the newcomerwith a startling view into the surprisingly complex andhighly organized world of bees. The Little Book of Beesdescribes not only the evolution of our honeybee, butalso of dozens of types of wild bees. It sheds light onbee society, with its amazing rituals related to ......
This volume contains a complete guide to bee-keeping, with information on setting up, general management, diseases, common problems, increasing yields, and much more. "The Book of the Honey Bee" is highly recommended for both beginners and seasoned keepers alike, and it would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Introductory", "Natural History", "The Domestic Economy of the Hive", "The Apiary and Its Arrangement", "Sources of Honey", "The Hive", "The Home-made 'W.B.C.' Hive", "The Frame and its Fittings-Division Boards-Foundation", "How to Begin", "Transferring", "Undesired Swarms", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Bee-keeping.
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Written by the world's leading authority on bees, this reference is the first and only comprehensive, worldwide treatment of all groups of bees, and includes more than 16,000 species. Michener examines the evolution of bees from wasps, the relations of the bodies of bees to one another, the evolution of bees, and the structure of immature and adult bees, and more. 433 line drawings. 88 photos, 48 in color.