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The world history of beekeeping and honey hunting

Author: Eva Crane
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1999.
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"The author, who was director of the International Bee Research Association for 35 years, provides extensive coverage of historical methodological information about bees, beekeeping, and honey. It is an excellent reference source with chapters about honey-storing insects throughout the world, the origins of hive beekeeping in ancient Egypt, controlling bees, drinks made from the fermentation of honey, and beeswax.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Crane, Eva.
World history of beekeeping and honey hunting.
New York : Routledge, 1999
(OCoLC)761343694
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eva Crane
ISBN: 0415924677 9780415924672
OCLC Number: 41049690
Description: xxii, 682 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. The Structure of the Book --
Pt. I. Setting the Scene. 2. The Ancestry of Honey-Storing Insects. 3. Honey-Storing Insects and their World Distribution. 4. Features of Honey Bees in Relation to their Use by Man. 5. Animals other than Man in Relation to Bees --
Pt. II. Opportunistic Honey Hunting by Man. 6. Man's First Interactions with Bees and Honey. 7. Honey and Bee Hunting, with Examples in the Mediterranean Region and Middle East. 8. Honey Hunting in Africa South of the Sahara. 9. Honey Hunting in Temperate-Zone Europe. 10. Honey Hunting in Asia East of Persia. 11. Honey Hunting in the Americas and Oceania: Stingless Bees. 12. Honey and Bee Hunting in the Americas and Oceania: Introduced Honey Bees. 13. Honey Hunting: Bumble Bees, Honey-Storing Wasps and Honey Ants --
Pt. III. History of Collecting Honey from Owned or Tended Nests. 14. Ownership of Nests and Nest Sites: General Features, and Apis mellifera Nests. 15. Ownership, and Rights of Using, Nests and Nest Sites in Asia East of Persia. 16. Cavity Nests of Honey Bees: Tending and Beekeeping. 17. Cavity Nests of Other Honey-Storing Insects: Ownership and Tending --
Pt. IV. Honey Bees that Nest in the Open: Tending and Beekeeping. 18. The Giant Honey Bee Apis dorsata: Tending and Beekeeping. 19. The Dwarf Honey Bee Apis florea: Tending and Beekeeping --
Pt. V. History of Traditional Beekeeping using Fixed-Comb Hives. 20. Originations of Hive Beekeeping, and Its Early Development in Egypt. 21. Traditional Hive Beekeeping to the East, South and West of the Mediterranean. 22. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Mediterranean Islands. 23. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Ancient Greece. 24. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in the Roman World. 25. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Europe I. The South. 26. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Europe II. The Northern Forest Zone. 27. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Europe III. West of the Forest Zone. 28. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Africa South of the Sahara. 29. Traditional Hive Beekeeping in Asia East of Persia. 30. Traditional Hive Beekeeping with Stingless Bees. 31. Traditional Hive Beekeeping with Honey Bees in the Americas and Oceania. 32. History of Apiaries --
Pt. VI. History of Practices in both Traditional and Movable-Frame Beekeeping. 33. History of Protective Measures against Stinging by Bees. 34. History of Controlling Bees with Smoke and Other Substances. 35. History of Migratory Beekeeping. 36. Transport and Spread of Honey Bees around the World. 37. History of Observation Hives --
Pt. VII. Development of Beekeeping Using More Advanced Hives. 38. Beekeeping Using Improved Traditional Fixed-Comb Hives. 39. Traditional Movable-Comb Hives with Top-Bars. 40. Rational Improvements in Hives, 1649-1851 --
Pt. VIII. Development of Beekeeping Using Movable-Frame Hives. 41. Impact of Langstroth's Movable-Frame Hive on World Beekeeping. 42. History of Beekeepers' Associations and Beekeeping Journals. 43. Inventions and Advances that made Movable-Frame Beekeeping more Productive. 44. History of Rearing Queens and Bees for Beekeeping. 45. History of the Use of Bees for Crop Pollination --
Pt. IX. History of Bee Products. 46. History of the Treatment of Honey and Beeswax, and their Trade. 47. History of the Uses of Honey. 48. History of Drinks Made by the Fermentation of Honey. 49. History of the Uses of Beeswax. 50. History of the Use of Bees as Stinging Insects. 51. History of Other Products from Bees --
Pt. X. Bees in the Human Mind. 52. The Growth of Knowledge about Honey Bees and their Products. 53. Bees and Beekeeping: History of Gender Roles. 54. Bees and Bee Products in World Religions --
Appendix 1. China: References to bees, beekeeping, honey and beeswax, from 2000 B.C. to A.D. 1600 --
Appendix 2. List of some beekeeping museums --
Indexes: Index of Personal Names.
Responsibility: Eva Crane.
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"The author, who was director of the International Bee Research Association for 35 years, provides extensive coverage of historical methodological information about bees, beekeeping, and honey. It is an excellent reference source with chapters about honey-storing insects throughout the world, the origins of hive beekeeping in ancient Egypt, controlling bees, drinks made from the fermentation of honey, and beeswax. Over 400 black-and-white drawings, diagrams, and woodcuts illustrate the book. This fascinating volume is a useful addition to all reference collections."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

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