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Author Seeley, Thomas D., author.

Title The lives of bees : the untold story of the honey bee in the wild / Thomas D. Seeley.

Publication Info. Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2019]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Genoa PL Stacks - GELY-11  NF 595.799 SEE    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  NEW 595.799 SEE    DUE 10-31-19
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Non-Fiction - NSLY-11  595.799 SEE    AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 353 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-335) and index.
Contents Bees in the forest, still -- Leaving the wild -- Are honey bees domesticated? -- The nest -- Annual cycle -- Colony reproduction -- Food collection -- Temperature control -- Colony defense -- Darwinian beekeeping.
Summary 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.
Subject Honeybee -- Ecology.
Honeybee -- Adaptation.
Honeybee -- Evolution.
Bees -- Ecology.
Bees -- Adaptation.
Bees -- Evolution.
Bees. (OCoLC)fst00829774
Honeybee. (OCoLC)fst00959952
ISBN 9780691166766 (hardcover)
0691166765 (hardcover)

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