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The secrets of bees : an insider's guide to the life of honeybees

Author: Michael Weiler
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Floris Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Revised editionView all editions and formats
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Bees make honey; we all know that. But what happens between the bee buzzing around our backyard, and the sticky knife in the jar, is a mystery to most of us. How many bee-hours does it take to make just one jar of honey? What do the honeybees' waggling dances really mean? Why do bees swarm? What is a 'house bee'? -- Combining poetic observations with scientific detail, The Secrets of Bees uncovers the incredible  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Weiler
ISBN: 9781782505839 1782505830
OCLC Number: 1085348673
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Contents; Foreword by Horst Kornberger; I. OBSERVING BEES; 1. Foraging; 2. In-Flight Observations; The orientation flight of young bees; The flight of the drones; A hive swarms; The flight of the Queen; Drone congregation areas; 3. The Swarm; The swarm cluster; Catching a swarm; Hiving the bees in a new home; II. INSIDE THE HIVE; 4. Building Comb; Shaping space; Beehives; 5. Bee Development; Egg laying; Larvae; Pupation; Drone brood; Hatching bees; 6. Bee Life; House bees and flying bees; Development from the inside...; ...to the outside; Metamorphosis of the glands Interpenetration7. Summer Impressions; Bee dances; Drone developments; 8. Queen Development; III. WINTER IS COMING; 9. Maturity; The drones depart; Wintering; 10. Winter Inspections; Reading the debris; Losing a queen; 11. Varroa Destructor; 12. Bee Christmas; IV. BUILD-UP; 13. Awakening; Cleansing flight; 14. Surviving Spring; Dangers; 15. From Winter Bees to Summer Bees; How a beekeeper can help; 16. Preparing for the Honey Harvest; 17. Summer Inspections; Swarm mood; Swarm control; V. GIFTS FROM THE BEES; 18. Honey; Gathering nectar; How bees turn nectar into honey 19. Pollen, Bee Bread and Royal JellyThe value of pollen for bees; Pollen and people; Royal jelly; 20. The Power of Honey for Bees and People; Summer honey for bees; Winter honey for bees; Rudolf Steiner on honey; Harvesting honey; Storing honey; What should honey really cost?; Appendix: Demeter Beekeeping; About the author; Acknowledgements; End Notes and Picture Credits; Bibliography and Further Reading; Useful Organisations; Copyright
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A fascinating look at the secret life of bees, from buzzing around the garden to the sticky knife in the honey jar.  Read more...

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'The author is not only an experienced beekeeper who looks after fifty colonies but also a committed teacher who possesses a great passion for bees and a deep understanding of their behaviour and Read more...

 
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