Honey Bees: Letters from the Hive
Title: Honey Bees: Letters from the Hive
Author: Stephen Buchmann
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A professor of entomology and bee expert introduces readers to the intricate world of honeybees, revealing the myriad functions of hives, the fundamental link between bees and humans, and pressing environmental concerns.
In Honey Bees: Letters From the Hive, bee expert Stephen Buchmann takes readers on an incredible tour. Enter a beehive—one part nursery, one part honey factory, one part queen bee sanctum—then fly through backyard gardens, open fields, and deserts where wildflowers bloom. It’s fascinating—and delicious!
Hailed for their hard work and harmonious society, bees make possible life on earth as we know it. This fundamental link between bees and humans reaches beyond biology to our environment and our culture: bees have long played important roles in art, religion, literature, and medicine—and, of course, in the kitchen.
For honey fanatics and all who have a sweet tooth, this book not only entertains and enlightens but also reminds us of the fragility of humanity’s relationship with nature. Includes illustrations and photographs throughout.