Following the Wild Bees

Following the Wild Bees

Whether you’re a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, this book is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists.

Author: Thomas D. Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691191249

Category: Nature

Page: 185

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A how-to book on an exhilarating outdoor activity and a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Weaving informative discussions of bee biology with colorful anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos, Thomas Seeley describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. The bee hunter’s reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild. Whether you’re a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, this book is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists.
Categories: Nature

The Lives of Bees

The Lives of Bees

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 ...

Author: Thomas D Seeley

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691189383

Category: Nature

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How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee colonies 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.
Categories: Nature

Insects as Human Food

Insects as Human Food

The following wild bees are found in Africa: A. The genus Apis is represented by
one species only, the African bee, Apis unicolor Latr., the main varieties of which
are: Apis unicolor unicolor Latr. On Madagascar, Bourbon, Mauritius.

Author: F. S. Bodenheimer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401761598

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Categories: Science

The Vermin killer being a compleat and necessary family book Also several excellent receipts for the cure of most disorders and some useful directions for gardening and husbandry etc

The Vermin killer  being a compleat and necessary family book      Also several excellent receipts for the cure of most disorders  and some useful directions for gardening and husbandry  etc

To store yourself with wild Bees , take these follow . ing Directions : That is , such
as breed in Clefts of Oaks , or other ... ftop up the Hole , and having let one out ,
follow him as far as you can see him , then let out another , following him likewise
 ...

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ISBN: BL:A0018194910

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Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Humgaricae

Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Humgaricae

According to F . PETHE , this animal observes the course of bees returning home
or seeks the bee - nest without help of ... bites and scratches the trunk , leaving
signs by which the Hottentots can easily recognize the tree where wild bees are ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015012073048

Category: Ethnology

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Categories: Ethnology

Honeybees of Asia

Honeybees of Asia

Chapter. 10. Honeybees. in. Natural. Ecosystems. Richard T. Corlett ... The
importance of honeybees in agriculture (cf. ... honeybees that are of potential
relevance to wild bees visiting wildflowers include the following: honeybees
forage ...

Author: H. Randall Hepburn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642164226

Category: Science

Page: 669

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A multi-authored work on the basic biology of Asian honeybees, written by expert specialists in the field, this book highlights phylogeny, classification, mitochondrial and nuclear DNA, biogeography, genetics, physiology, pheromones, nesting, self-assembly processes, swarming, migration and absconding, reproduction, ecology, foraging and flight, dance languages, pollination, diseases/pests, colony defensiveness and natural enemies, honeybee mites, and interspecific interactions. Comprehensively covering the widely dispersed literature published in European as well as Asian-language journals and books, "Honeybees of Asia" provides an essential foundation for future research.
Categories: Science

On the Management of Bees

On the Management of Bees

The honey - hunters of New England seek the wild bees ' nests in the following
manner : — Whilst the sun shines brightly a plate containing honey is set upon
the ground . It soon attracts the bees , who feed greedily upon it until their honey
 ...

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ISBN: WISC:89094196169

Category: Agriculture

Page: 7

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Categories: Agriculture

Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

Acta Ethnographica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae

According to F . Pethe , this animal observes the course of bees returning home
or seeks the bee - nest without help of ... bites and scratches the trunk , leaving
signs by which the Hottentots can easily recognize the tree where wild bees are
to ...

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ISBN: IND:30000108618509

Category: Ethnology

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Categories: Ethnology

The Bodacious Ozarks

The Bodacious Ozarks

Their particular talent was that of studying the blooming sources of honey, then
locating and following down the flight trails of the wild bees and thereby
identifying the "honey bush" — as a rule the hollow trees or fallen logs in which
the wild ...

Author: Charles Morrow Wilson

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 1455601403

Category: Arkansas

Page: 246

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The real challenge of the Ozarks, the remote hill country of Arkansas and Missouri, is how to get a living out of the land. It can be done, but there are times when the only dependable backhills crop seems to be the storytelling. An Ozarks story grows from the land and is never pure fiction; but never in all tarnation has one been pure fact, either. Even so, this book tells the tales of real people, many of them the author's kin--their philosophic bent and extraordinary vocabulary, neither of which has its roots in erudition, and how they combine individuality, irreverence, and human warmth into a reasonable way of life that hardly seems possible in this day and age. Charles Morrow Wilson, with his taletelling talent, provides us with a bushelful of humorously woven and homespun stories. We are taken down a road, part past, part present, where a fancy car would lose its axle within the hour, but where the age of anxiety hasn't made much headway either, to find a slice of American life not duplicable anywhere.
Categories: Arkansas

Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture House of Representatives Eighty first Congress First Session

Hearings Before the Committee on Agriculture  House of Representatives  Eighty first Congress  First   Session

The packages may be handled as follows : ( 1 ) They may be wrapped in tar
paper , tied , and placed near the crop with ... Some of the native wild bees , as
bumblebees , sweat bees , carpenter bees , and leaf - cutting bees are more
efficient ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924071840957

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

Changes in Fauna of Wild Bees in Europe

Changes in Fauna of Wild Bees in Europe

DIVERSITY OF BEES ( HYMENOPTERA . APOIDEA ) IN SEVERAL SPANISH . . .
Natural ecosystem If we consider the methods used , the results are not strictly
comparable to those of the preceding studies according to the trap efficiency , but
 ...

Author: Józef Banaszak

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89081086886

Category: Bees

Page: 220

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Categories: Bees

Ecology and Conservation of Wild Bees Associated with Highbush Blueberry Farms in Michigan

Ecology and Conservation of Wild Bees Associated with Highbush Blueberry Farms in Michigan

These plants were evaluated for their relative attractiveness to bees. Plant
nomenclature follows Voss (1996) and plant taxonomy follows Judd (2002).
Native plant species were selected for study using the following criteria: 1) native
Michigan ...

Author: Julianna Kristen Tuell

Publisher:

ISBN: MSU:31293028459885

Category: Animal-plant relationships

Page: 354

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Categories: Animal-plant relationships

Windows on the Wild

Windows on the Wild

If there was a prize for the strongest creature for its size', which of the following
would win? c. An ant can carry a load up to 50 times its body weight. Which of the
following would people have to do without if there were no bees? a, b, c, d, e.

Author:

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 1869283805

Category: Biodiversity

Page: 183

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Categories: Biodiversity

The Salt of My Desire

The Salt of My Desire

So we wandered around following a game path to a little spring; we slept and sat
quietly around the campfire the first night, watching the stars, while 'Ki ... As it
approached the wild bees' nest to which it was taking us, its flight pattern
changed.

Author: Joan Schrauwen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477142660

Category: Fiction

Page: 497

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This Ms. is written in the romantic adventure genre, with the various love affairs of the characters taking place against the 1960S backdrop of South West Africa and Angola, when it declared its independence from Portugal, becoming the Peoples Republic of Angola in November 1975. The characters include: * Nord, the only son of the farming Nordman family. His actual mother is a Nama girl, of Dutch and Khoi-Khoi descent. He is brought up by the farmers Dutch wife, Grietje, as her own son. * Emilie, the daughter of the wealthy neighbouring farmer, Antonin, and his wife, Gina. Emilie is born when Nord is 12 years of age (and like a member of their family). Emilies mother dies after a snake- bite on the farm when Emilie is 6 years old. * Shaba is a young African boy who loses his family in a village massacre in Zaire. He flees with his grandfather, the only surviving family of the ruling chief, and they disappear into the highlands of neighbouring Angola. A lonely child, his grandfather looks after him, but only with a sense of duty. He finds consolation with a herd of the royal black sable, following them in the forests until he is 10 years of age, when he accompanies his grandfather, recruited by Antonin to work for him on the farm in South West Africa. When Emilie learns to walk, the 15 year-old Shaba becomes her guardian. * Ki is the Bushman who is sent to the Nordman farm when he loses his right hand in a trap. He adopts the young boy as his spiritual son, and teaches him to live in the bush. Nord adopts his values and his expertise, which stands him in good stead when he becomes a reconnaissance scout for the South West African police force on the border of South West and Angola in the 1960s and 70s. The Bushman is always in the background, and an integral part of the novel.
Categories: Fiction

Indiana Register

Indiana Register

amanaged colony with a seven-tenths (0.7) to nine-tenths (0.9) probability of
Africanization) is detected or confirmed by the division, the following applies: (A)
The following for feral bees: (i) Any swarm or nest shall be destroyed. (ii) If the
bees ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000047142389

Category: Attorneys general's opinions

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Categories: Attorneys general's opinions

Hunting Wild Bees

Hunting Wild Bees

How to Track Bees, Harvest Honey and Beeswax, and Domesticate Swarms
Robert E. Donovan ... THE HONEY BEE IN AMERICA The reader who has been
following all this discussion about western honey bees has probably noticed that
all ...

Author: Robert E. Donovan

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924002146151

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 184

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Relates the skills and methods used in locating, capturing, and transporting wild bees back to a managed hive and reviews the process for rendering honey and beeswax
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Soviet Genetics

Soviet Genetics

According to visual function , laranja mutants also differ from wild bees . Thus ,
laranja homozygotes have greater absolute and spectral sensitivity of the eyes
and a changed pattern on electroretinograms ( ERG ) in the area of activity of
long ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105008276722

Category: Genetics

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Categories: Genetics

A Treatise on the Nature Economy and Practical Management of Bees

A Treatise on the Nature  Economy  and Practical Management  of Bees

The points rendered clear by these writers were , that amongst the Bees there
were male and female , and no neuter ; but ... following wonderful discoveries of
M . Huber ; and his surprise will also be great when he finds , that such a wild and
 ...

Author: Robert Huish

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89094201720

Category: Bee culture

Page: 398

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Categories: Bee culture