Honey bees Letters from the hive

Stephen L. Buchmann

Book - 2010

"A fascinating look at the story of bees, the many extraordinary and often unexpected ways they've enriched our lives from prehistoric times to today, and their importance in keeping the food chain thriving."--Amazon.com.

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Published
New York : Delacorte Press c2010.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
Item Description
Based on Letters from the hive : an intimate history of bees, honey, and humankind, by Stephen Buchmann with Banning Repplier, published by Bantam Books in 2005.
Physical Description
212 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-208) and index.
ISBN
9780385737708
038573770X
9780385906838
0385906838
Main Author
Stephen L. Buchmann (-)
  • Secrets of the bee : abuzz with activity
  • Flowers and bees : the dance
  • A year in the life of a beekeeper
  • Staying in touch : the beekeeper's craft
  • The beginning of an enduring passion : prehistoric honey hunters
  • A taste of honey : sampling varieties from around the world
  • Trading honey in the ancient and modern worlds
  • Searching for gold : ancient rituals and modern-day honey hunters
  • Good for what ails you
  • How sweet it is : cooking with honey through the ages.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"A fascinating look at the story of bees, the many extraordinary and often unexpected ways they've enriched our lives from prehistoric times to today, and their importance in keeping the food chain thriving."--Amazon.com.

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A professor of entomology and bee expert introduces readers to the intricate world of honeybees, revealing the myriad functions of hives, the fundamental link between bees and humans, and pressing environmental concerns.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

Introduces the intricate world of honeybees, revealing the myriad functions of hives, the fundamental link between bees and humans, and pressing environmental concerns.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

In Honey Bees: Letters From the Hive, bee expert Stephen Buchmann takes readers on an incredible tour. Enter a beehive--one part nursery, one part honey factory, one part queen bee sanctum--then fly through backyard gardens, open fields, and deserts where wildflowers bloom. It's fascinating--and delicious!Hailed for their hard work and harmonious society, bees make possible life on earth as we know it. This fundamental link between bees and humans reaches beyond biology to our environment and our culture: bees have long played important roles in art, religion, literature, and medicine--and, of course, in the kitchen.For honey fanatics and all who have a sweet tooth, this book not only entertains and enlightens but also reminds us of the fragility of humanity's relationship with nature. Includes illustrations and photographs throughout.