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 both a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world and a guide to the ingenious methods that compose the craft of the bee hunter... Drawing on decades of experience as a bee hunter and bee biologist, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colorful historical anecdotes, personal insights, and photos"--
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: 376

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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.
Categories: Business & Economics

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 ... BIOLOGY BOX 1 How Abundant Are Wild Colonies of Honey Bees? found.

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

Robbing The Bees

Robbing The Bees

Natural predators such as badgers and bears left tracks that hunters could conveniently follow to wild bees' nests. In parts of Africa, honey-loving birds, ...

Author: Holley Bishop

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471109317

Category: History

Page: 336

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"In that glistening dollop, I could taste the sun and the water, the metallic minerals of the soil, the tang of the goldenrod and the wildflowers blooming around the meadow" Essential to the food, drink, religion, economics , medicine and arts of every civilisation since the Egyptians, honey - and the bees that make it - have been a vital part of the human record for millennia, appearing on cave paintings, wax tablets and papyrus scrolls. From the temples of the Nile to the hives behind the author's house, men and women have had a long, rapturous love affair with the beehive. ROBBING THE BEES is a biography, history, celebration and love letter to bees and their magical produce. Holley Bishop follows beekeeper Donald Smiley on his daily tasks then explores the lively science, culture and lore that surround each step of the process and each stage of lives of the bees and their honey. Throughout are the author's lyrical reflections on her own beekeeping experiences, the business and gastronomical world of honey, the myriad varieties of honey (as distinct as the provenance of wine), as well as recipes, illustrations and historical quotes. Combining passionate research, rich detail, and fascinating anecdote, ROBBING THE BEES is a sumptuous look at the oldest, most delectable food in the world.
Categories: History

Importance Drivers and Conservation of Wild Bees for Apple Pollination

Importance  Drivers and Conservation of Wild Bees for Apple Pollination

My dissertation used a multi-disciplinary approach to address the following questions: In the face of global honey bee declines and increasing demands for insect pollination can wild bees ensure adequate pollination?

Author: Mia Genevieve Park

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:900927734

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My dissertation used a multi-disciplinary approach to address the following questions: In the face of global honey bee declines and increasing demands for insect pollination can wild bees ensure adequate pollination? If so, how do we conserve these bees and services? Through pollination experiments in 2010 and bee inventories in 19 central New York orchards in 2011 and 2012, two dominant native bee groups, Andrena subspecies Melandrena and Bombus, were found to be as effective pollinators as honey bees (Apis mellifera L.), per-visit. Pollinator importance across orchards was driven by relative abundance, and was low for native bees compared to honey bees study-wide. The roles of pest management and natural areas surrounding orchards as drivers of wild bee abundance and species richness within 19 surveyed orchards were investigated. Early fungicide and late insecticide applications had strong negative effects on wild bees. Conversely, increasing natural areas in the landscape weakened pesticide effects. Combined increases in chemical inputs and land simplification resulting from agricultural intensification, therefore, pose a risk to wild bees and their pollination services. A holistic approach to balancing costs and benefits of pest management decisions is needed. To inform future wild pollinator conservation and extension to this end, grower perceptions and attitudes of wild pollinators in New York and Pennsylvania were assessed between 2009 and 2012. Growers had high appreciation for wild pollinators, an openness to rely more on naturally occurring bees, and willingness to adopt low-cost, bee-friendly management practices. At the same time, growers reported measurable uncertainty about the effectiveness of alternative pollinators. This uncertainty was the primary obstacle for growers to consider actively managing orchards for wild bees. In sum, wild bees provide important pollination services for the New York apple industry. Wild bee pollination could fill pollination gaps left by declining honey bees, but only where orchards and the surrounding landscape are managed in a manner that supports wild bee abundance. Grower perceptions of wild pollinators are generally positive, but encouraging growers to explicitly integrate wild bees into their pollination strategy requires extension programs that inform growers of wild pollinator efficiencies and provide guidance in implementing pollinator-friendly management practices.
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Data facts background and hypotheses with participatory actions about the of wild bee dying flying insect dying and honey bee dying and becoming extinct

Data  facts  background and hypotheses with participatory actions about the of wild bee dying  flying insect dying and honey bee dying     and becoming extinct

The wild bees may even be much worse. The book is based on my website www.bee-leaks.com and revises sections from the website, some are discussed more deeply in the book, in many cases reference is made to literature links on the website.

Author: Eva Dust

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783745033120

Category: Nature

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The dramatic death of wild bees is further elucidated in facts and theses. For this purpose, researchers have been contacted in the media, and scientists have been contacted internationally, which is possible thanks to the Internet quickly and easily. Bee dying can be observed all over the world, and the wild bees do not follow the honey bees as far as the problems of dying and extinction are concerned. The wild bees may even be much worse. The book is based on my website www.bee-leaks.com and revises sections from the website, some are discussed more deeply in the book, in many cases reference is made to literature links on the website.
Categories: Nature

Data facts background and hypotheses with participatory actions about the of wild bee dying flying insect dying and honey bee dying and becoming extinct

Data  facts  background and hypotheses with participatory actions about the of wild bee dying  flying insect dying and honey bee dying     and becoming extinct

The wild bees may even be much worse. The book is based on my website www.bee-leaks.com and revises sections from the website, some are discussed more deeply in the book, in many cases reference is made to literature links on the website.

Author: Eva Dust

Publisher: epubli

ISBN: 9783745030006

Category: Nature

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The dramatic death of wild bees is further elucidated in facts and theses. For this purpose, researchers were contacted in the media, and scientists were contacted internationally, which is easy thanks to the Internet. Brr dying can be observed all over the world, and the wild bees do not follow the honey bees as far as the problems of dying and extinction are concerned. The wild bees may even be much worse. The book is based on my website www.bee-leaks.com and revises sections from the website, some are discussed more deeply in the book, in many cases reference is made to literature links on the website.
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Journal

Journal

The following are the principal regulations : Ground space will be charged 25 ... In Ceylon also , according to Sir Samuel Baker , the bees are all wild .

Author: Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)

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ISBN: UOM:39015014699238

Category: Industrial arts

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The Wild Foods Of Great Britain Where To Find Them And How To Cook Them

The Wild Foods Of Great Britain Where To Find Them And How To Cook Them

WILD BEES: THEIR HONEY The undernoted Wild Bees provide honey for their young, ... The following is a list of the honeystoring wild bees: THE HUMBLEBEES 5.

Author: L. C. R. Cameron

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473395114

Category: Nature

Page: 146

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We are used to going to the supermarket or to the green grocers to get our food, and often end up spending a hefty sum on shopping every week. But there is a whole world of wild ingredients out there just waiting to be found and included in our meals, and often at no expense to those adventurous enough to hunt them down. This informative text contains a detailed treatise on wild sources of food in Britain, with information on how to successfully locate and prepare them. A fascinating book sure to appeal to those with an interest in foraging and self-sufficient cookery, this book makes for a great addition to any culinary collection and is not to be missed by discerning food-enthusiasts looking to expand their culinary repertoire. Originally published in 1917, we are proud to republish this antique book now complete with a new introduction on the subject.
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Insects as Human Food

Insects as Human Food

The following wild bees are found in Africa: A. The genus Apis is represented by one species only, the African bee, Apis unicolor Latr., the main varieties ...

Author: F. S. Bodenheimer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401761598

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Categories: Science

Cave City and Eagle s Nest

Cave  City  and Eagle s Nest

Earlier , however , the presence of bees within Chicomoztoc is explained by ... preemergence Chichimecs had been also likened to wild bees , according to ...

Author: Davíd Davíd Carrasco

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826342833

Category: History

Page: 479

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"Dating from around the 1540s, barely two decades after the fall of the Aztecs, the mapa recently underwent extensive physical analysis, conservation and a photographic survey. Many of the resulting images accompany fifteen essays that explore the meanings and uses of the document, its complex narrative, and the social and ritual memory of an indigenous community struggling to hold its own in the turbulent atmosphere of early colonial Mexico."--BOOK JACKET.
Categories: History

Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner

Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner

His fascination with honey bees began when his grandfather built him a silver bee box and together they followed wild bees to his first bee tree in the ...

Author: Terry Ryan Kane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119583233

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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An essential guide to the health care of honey bees Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner offers an authoritative guide to honey bee health and hive management. Designed for veterinarians and other professionals, the book presents information useful for answering commonly asked questions and for facilitating hive examinations. The book covers a wide range of topics including basic husbandry, equipment and safety, anatomy, genetics, the diagnosis and management of disease. It also includes up to date information on Varroa and other bee pests, introduces honey bee pharmacology and toxicology, and addresses native bee ecology. This new resource: Offers a guide to veterinary care of honey bees Provides information on basic husbandry, examination techniques, nutrition, and more Discusses how to successfully handle questions and 'hive calls' Includes helpful photographs, line drawings, tables, and graphs Written for veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, scientists, and apiarists, Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner is a comprehensive and practical book on honey bee health.
Categories: Medical

Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals

Handbook of Integrated Pest Management for Turf and Ornamentals

Although scoliid wasps are virtually After bees or wasps have formed cocoons ... burrowing their own tunnels or Wild Bees following those made by grubs .

Author: Anne R. Lesley

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429610929

Category: Science

Page: 672

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This essential reference provides complete coverage of integrated pest management (IPM). With more than 40 recognized experts, the book thoroughly details the rationale and benefits of employing an IPM plan and provides technical information on each aspect from cultural practices to choosing when and how to use chemicals. It also brings together research work on pest problems with information on the practical implementation of the tools. Case studies of successful operations are provided as well.
Categories: Science

Hogg s Weekly Instructor

Hogg s Weekly Instructor

Having divested themselves distress ; after which I fired three shots at the same part of their ... This the a person following it to a wild - bees ' nest .

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXCN3I

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Titan

Titan

Having divested themselves distress ; after which I fired three shots at the same part of their ... This the a person following it to a wild - bees ' nest .

Author: James Hogg

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081663035

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American Bee Journal

American Bee Journal

He now resides at Beiruth , after the wine had become ripe , which is then ... These are coated inside tive wild bee , somewhat resembling a large with a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435023655186

Category: Bee culture

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Includes summarized reports of many bee-keeper associations.
Categories: Bee culture

Pests and Pollinators of Vegetable and Oilseed Crops

Pests and Pollinators of Vegetable and Oilseed Crops

It is entomophilous, pollinated by wild honey bees, wild-flower flies, ... Among the honey bees, A. dorsata was the highest (41%) followed by Apis cerana ...

Author: Dharam P. Abrol

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9789388172332

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 495

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Pest management for vegetable crops and safety provision for the pollinators is a challenging task in the context to increase vegetable productivity without upsetting the ecological balance. The book Pests and Pollinators of Vegetable and Oilseed Crops aims to integrate and develop pest control strategies by minimizing their impact on beneficial insect species such as natural enemies and pollinators for enhancing fruit production and quality. A detailed account is provided on pests and pollinators of oilseed crops such as Cruciferous, Solanaceous, Umbelliferous, Cucurbitaceous, Malvaceous, Leguminous and Alliaceae. The compilation of this book is unique as it does not deal only with the conventional way of pest management for different crops; it takes into consideration the role of pollinators and their profitable utilization in the larger context of ecologically based pest management and safety of pollinators. An exemplary attempt is made to promote a large, diverse, sustainable and dependable bee pollinator workforce that can meet the challenges of optimizing food production in the twenty-first century and beyond.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Wild Bees Wasps and Ants and Other Stinging Insects

Wild Bees  Wasps and Ants and Other Stinging Insects

Bombus, larva and nymph: after Packard. This stage corresponds to the chrysalis of a moth or butterfly, the creature being shortened up and rather more like ...

Author: Constance A. Saunders

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 9781465545640

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Behavioural Response of Honeybees Apis Mellifera Scutellata Lep to Wild Pollinators on Sunflowers Helianthus Annuus L

Behavioural Response of Honeybees  Apis Mellifera Scutellata Lep   to Wild Pollinators on Sunflowers  Helianthus Annuus L

Pollination is an essential ecosystem service, increasing reproductive success of many crops, which can be provided by managed pollinators, wild bees (including honeybees) and other insect pollinators.

Author: Awraris Getachew Shenkute

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:956377874

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Pollination is an essential ecosystem service, increasing reproductive success of many crops, which can be provided by managed pollinators, wild bees (including honeybees) and other insect pollinators. However, the pollination services and the economic value of wild pollinators are often underestimated. Better understanding of the factors that influence honeybee foraging behaviour and pollination efficiency can contribute to the improvement of management practices that aim to enhance crop pollination and ecosystem services. The objectives of this study were to investigate the importance of managed honeybees and wild honeybees to sunflower pollination as well as to evaluate the response of honeybees to different levels of floral rewards and to behavioural interactions with wild flower visitors. The study was conducted in 16 commercial sunflower farms and one experimental farm of South Africa during the 2009 sunflower flowering season. The results showed that insects, particularly honeybees, were efficient pollinators, improving sunflower production in all self-fertile sunflower cultivars used in this study. Furthermore, wild honeybee colonies were found to be as efficient as managed honeybee colonies in sunflower pollination near to natural habitat. Both sunflower yield and the abundance of pollinators decreased with distance from natural habitat, suggesting that sunflower yield is directly correlated with the abundance of pollinators. The amount of nectar present in the florets of sunflower significantly affected pollinator behaviour, influencing honeybee visitation length and foraging rate which prefer to exploit floral rewards from the same source if they find the higher amount per foraging trip, possibly having a negative impact on cross-pollination. Moreover, the concentration of nectar collected from honeybees was significantly lower than the nectar concentration from florets, suggesting that honeybees diluted highly concentrated sunflower nectar with their saliva to their optimum concentration level. Interspecific exploitative competition between honeybees and wild pollinators (wild bees, butterflies and moths) significantly increased the movement of honeybees among sunflower heads, which enhances cross-pollination. Furthermore, behavioural interactions influenced the length of foraging time spent by individual honeybees per sunflower head. Butterflies were the most influential in enhancing honeybee foraging movement, followed by wild bees and then moths. The importance of a given flower visitor species to honeybee movement is likely related to the size of the visitor, as the bigger size of butterflies and movement of their wings increases the chance of disturbing a neighbouring honeybee. Conservation of natural habitat is important to maintain the diversity of flower visitors which indirectly contribute to crop production by enhancing honeybee foraging activity and consequent direct pollination service. Furthermore, the pollination effectiveness of wild pollinators, density of wild honeybees surrounding sunflower fields and effects of human activities on pollination disruption are suggested as topics for future research.
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