Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting

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Princeton University Press, 12 mars 2019 - 185 sidor

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.

 

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FOLLOWING THE WILD BEES: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting

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A honeybee behaviorist takes a break from hard science to introduce the sport of bee hunting. Seeley (Biology/Cornell Univ.; Honeybee Ecology: A Study of Adaptation in Social Life, 2014, etc.) has ... Läs hela recensionen

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1 Introduction
1
2 The Bee Box and Other Tools
30
3 BeeHunting Season
44
4 Establishing a Beeline
57
5 Timing Bees to Estimate Distance to Home
79
6 Making Moves Down the Beeline
99
7 Finding the Bee Tree
118
8 On Not Taking Up the Bee Tree
138
Notes
151
References
157
Illustration Credits
161
Index
163
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Om författaren (2019)

Thomas D. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. His books include The Lives of Bees, Honeybee Democracy, and Honeybee Ecology (all Princeton).

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