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Bees : Nature's Little Wonders.

Author: Candace Savage
Publisher: New York : Greystone Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The bee may have a brain the size of a grass seed, but in its brief, five-week life it works as a brood nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and floral forager. Bees: Nature's Little Wonders invites readers to take a new look at creatures that are both familiar and wondrously odd. It considers the diversity and biology of bees, including their peculiar sociosexual arrangements (pity the poor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Savage, Candace.
Bees : Nature's Little Wonders.
New York : Greystone Books, ©2009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Candace Savage
ISBN: 9781926706528 1926706528
OCLC Number: 798534283
Description: 1 online resource (136 pages)
Contents: Introduction; 1; 2; 3; 4; Acknowledgments; Notes; Selected Resources; Picture Credits; Index; David Suzuki Foundation.

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The bee may have a brain the size of a grass seed, but in its brief, five-week life it works as a brood nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and floral forager. Bees: Nature's Little Wonders invites readers to take a new look at creatures that are both familiar and wondrously odd. It considers the diversity and biology of bees, including their peculiar sociosexual arrangements (pity the poor drone), their quirky relationships with flowers, and their startling mental abilities: What are we to make of insects that communicate through symbolic dances? The book a.

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