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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]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  595.799 Se34l 2019    ---  Available
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Description xiii, 353 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps, charts ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Gender group: gdr Men lcdgt
Nationality/regional group: nat New Yorkers (New York State) lcdgt
Occupational/field of activity group: occ Biology teachers lcsh
Occupational/field of activity group: occ University and college faculty members lcdgt
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) 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 "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." -- Publisher's description
Subject Honeybee -- Behavior.
Honeybee -- Ecology.
Honeybee -- Adaptation.
Honeybee -- Effect of human beings on.
Honeybee -- Ecology. (OCoLC)fst00959958
Bees. (OCoLC)fst00829774
Honeybee. (OCoLC)fst00959952
Added Title Untold story of the honey bee in the wild
ISBN 9780691166766 hardcover
0691166765 hardcover

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