The Natural History of Bees

Comprehending the Uses and Economical Management of the British and Foreign Honey-bee; Together with the Known Wild Species. Illustrated by Thirty-six [i.e. Thirty-two] Plates Coloured from Nature, with Portrait and Memoir of Huber

The Natural History of Bees


Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees

Ecology and Natural History of Tropical Bees

Describes the prominent themes in the ecology, natural history, and evolution of bees, and includes discussions on pollinating behavior, natural enemies, reproduction, social behavior, and maintenance of the diversity of tropical communities. This book is the first to draw together these themes, and covers topics as varied as the evolution of obligate sociality and the reproductive diversity of tropical flowering plants. There are many new examples from the author's research on pollination ecology, mimicry, mutualism, coevolution, and competition.

The Natural History of Bees

Containing an Account of Their Production, Their Oeconomy, the Manner of Their Making Wax and Honey, and the Best Methods for the Improvement and Preservation of Them (Classic Reprint)

The Natural History of Bees

Excerpt from The Natural History of Bees: Containing an Account of Their Production, Their Oeconomy, the Manner of Their Making Wax and Honey, and the Best Methods for the Improvement and Preservation of Them Clar. This is a molt obliging Compli ment: but what caufes my apprehenlions, is to find the word problem at the opening of the book. We are there 'told, by way of applaufe, that one M. Koening, the difciple of Bernouilli and Wolfius, (firange names for a woman!) had refolv'd a problem, which the Bees put in practice every day. After this, we are pre fented with a detail of the problem; which I 'moit unfortunately light upon, and where I had like to have loft myfelf. I am the Bees molt humble fervant; nor think I myfelf wor {by to be acquainted with fuch able Geome tricians. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Natural History of Pollination

The Natural History of Pollination

"This is a brand new, fully updated edition of the natural history classic first published in 1973 as The Pollination of Flowers." "The importance of insects in pollinating flowers is today so well known it is easy to forget that it was discovered little more than two centuries ago: before that, it was believed that the concern of bees with flowers was simply a matter of collecting honey." "But the methods by which pollen reaches the female flower, enabling fertilisation and seed production to take place, include some of the most varied and fascinating mechanisms in the natural world. The Natural History of Pollination describes all the ways in which pollination is brought about: by wind, water, birds, bats and even mice and rats; but principally by a great diversity of insects in an amazing range of ways, some simple, some bizarre." "This book is a unique introduction to a complex yet easily accessible subject of great fascination."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Buzz

The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Buzz

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK JULY 2018 Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the award-winning author of Feathers and The Triumph of Seeds takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence. They’ve given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing. As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.