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

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

Label
The lives of bees : the untold story of the honey bee in the wild
Title
The lives of bees
Title remainder
the untold story of the honey bee in the wild
Statement of responsibility
Thomas D. Seeley
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
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"--Jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seeley, Thomas D
Dewey number
595.799
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QL568.A6
LC item number
S443 2019
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF524
NAL item number
.S34 2019
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Animals, Wild
  • Bees
  • Bees
  • Longevity
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Bees
  • Honeybee
  • Biene
  • Wildbienen
  • Anpassung
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
  • Honeybee
Label
The lives of bees : the untold story of the honey bee in the wild, Thomas D. Seeley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colony defense
  • Darwinian beekeeping
  • Bees in the forest, still
  • Leaving the wild
  • Are honey bees domesticated?
  • The nest
  • Annual cycle
  • Colony reproduction
  • Food collection
  • Temperature control
Control code
1059264208
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780691166766
Lccn
2019930923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1059264208
Label
The lives of bees : the untold story of the honey bee in the wild, Thomas D. Seeley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Colony defense
  • Darwinian beekeeping
  • Bees in the forest, still
  • Leaving the wild
  • Are honey bees domesticated?
  • The nest
  • Annual cycle
  • Colony reproduction
  • Food collection
  • Temperature control
Control code
1059264208
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 353 pages
Isbn
9780691166766
Lccn
2019930923
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1059264208

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