Following the Wild Bees

Following the Wild Bees

This book is a gift to humanity and a homage to bees."--Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota "A special delight. There is no better guide to bee hunting than Seeley.

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191409

Category: Nature

Page: 184

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Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it.
Categories: Nature

Following the Wild Bees

Following the Wild Bees

and after about an hour of going from tree to tree, scanning up and down each tree's trunk for the flash of flying bees, ... Honey bees have been living in the forests of eastern North America for some 400 years, following their ...

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191249

Category: Nature

Page: 185

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A how-to book on an exhilarating outdoor activity and a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Weaving informative discussions of bee biology with colorful anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos, Thomas Seeley describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. The bee hunter’s reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild. Whether you’re a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, this book is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists.
Categories: Nature

The Lives of Bees

The Lives of Bees

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.

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691166766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

Wild Bees Wasps and Ants and Other Stinging Insects

Wild Bees  Wasps and Ants and Other Stinging Insects

I cannot do better than quote the following from F. Smith: "This is the social bee which White in his History of Selbourne has so well described in the following words: 'There is a sort of wild bee frequenting the Garden Campion for the ...

Author: Edward Saunders

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547159193

Category: Fiction

Page: 110

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The object of this little book is to give in as simple a form as possible a short account of some of the British Wild Bees, Wasps, Ants, etc., scientifically known as the Hymenoptera aculeata. Of these the non-scientific public rarely recognizes more than the Hive Bee, the Humble Bee, the Wasp, and the Hornet, whereas there are about 400 different kinds to be found in this country, and they can be recognized by any one who is disposed to make a special study of the group. These pages are written only for the non-scientific, as the scientific entomologist will be already familiar with the elementary facts recorded; but it is hoped that they may be of interest to lovers of Nature who wish to know a little about the insects they see around them and how they spend their lives. Of this knowledge very little exists, as the scraps which have been here brought together evidence. There is an immense field open for research and observation, and the writer of this little book will be very glad if the following pages should encourage anyone to take up the subject and add to our present scanty stock of information.
Categories: Fiction

Bulletin

Bulletin

The following are the earliest bearers , hardiest and most prolific bearers . ... The plums are very freely visited by wild bees , especially the species of Andrena , Plum trees with us attract very many more bees than pears or apples .

Author: New Mexico State University. Agricultural Experiment Station

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ISBN: UOM:39015065594841

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Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

BEE - KEEPING IN INDIA . a merian methods of hiving them . In Ceylon also , according to Sir Samuel Baker , the bees are all wild . " Mr. Douglas sent the following questions , which were issued with the rest of the correspondence by ...

Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)

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ISBN: UIUC:30112007627778

Category: Arts

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Categories: Arts

Hogg s Weekly Instructor

Hogg s Weekly Instructor

... I thought of the red deer which I loved to follow in my native land , and felt that , though the Fates had driven me to follow a ... and of a light - grey colour , will invariably lead a person following it to a wild - bees ' nest .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXCN3I

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Page: 446

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The London Journal and Weekly Record of Literature Science and Art

The London Journal  and Weekly Record of Literature  Science  and Art

Having bagged as many journey into the interior of Southern Africa , and re- After having indulged in this ... of eight or ten þorders of a district differing from anything he had pre- ably lead a person following it to a wild - bees ...

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ISBN: CHI:17027173

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Journal

Journal

In Ceylon also , according to Sir Samuel Baker , the bees are all wild . ” Mr. Douglas sent the following questions , which were issued with the rest of the correspondence by the Government of India , to the various local Governments ...

Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)

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ISBN: UOM:39015014699238

Category: Industrial arts

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Categories: Industrial arts

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

Journal of the Royal Society of Arts

In Ceylon also , according to Sir Samuel Baker , the bees are all wild . ” Mr. Douglas sent the following questions , which were issued with the rest of the correspondence by the Government of India , to the various local Governments ...

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ISBN: BSB:BSB11545257

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