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Bees in America : how the honey bee shaped a nation

Author: Tammy Horn
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2006, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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This book is an enlightening cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States. Tammy Horn, herself a beekeeper, offers a varied social and technological history from the colonial period, when the British first introduced bees to the New World, to the present, when bees are being used by the American military to detect bombs.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tammy Horn
ISBN: 0813191637 9780813191638
OCLC Number: 67568176
Description: xiv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part One: Hiving off from Europe --
Introduction --
Bees and New World colonialism --
Part Two: Establishing a new colony --
Bees and the Revolution --
Part Three: Swarming west during the nineteenth century --
Before bee space, 1801-1860 --
After bee space, 1860-1900 --
Part Four: Requeening a global hive --
Early twentieth century: industrialization, 1901-1949 --
Late twentieth century: globalization, 1950-2000 --
Epilogue --
Glossary --
Dramatis personae.
Responsibility: Tammy Horn.
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"Builds a social history of the bee in America, beginning with the earliest colonists and ending with hyper-contemporary electronic hives and the Bee Genome Project.... A heroic book in its scope." - Read more...

 
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