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Bees and Their Keepers: Through the seasons and centuries, from waggle-dancing to killer bees, from Aristotle to Winnie-the-Pooh

Bees and Their Keepers: Through the seasons and centuries, from waggle-dancing to killer bees, from Aristotle to Winnie-the-Pooh (Hardback)

Translated by Perry, Frank
By Moeller, Lotte

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A beautifully illustrated and compelling cultural history of our mutual relationship with bees. With deep knowledge and compassion, Lotte Moeller unfolds our understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present. The study of bees has often been considered to be an alm...ost divine occupation, as their attention to detail and purpose is so special, and the honey they produce almost magi cal. Lotte Moeller, a beekeeper herself, gives an insight to the daily activity in the hive, describing the bees' natural order and habits. She explores the myths of the past, and how and when they were replaced by fact. For example, the heated discussions that broke out in the eighteenth century when it was discovered that the hive was ruled by a queen, not a king as had been the belief since Aristotle. With sharp wit and a keen eye for colourful characters, Moeller introduces us to a trigger-happy Californian beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, as well as Rudolf Steiner, and 85-year-old-monk, Brother Adam, breeder of the notorious Buckfast queen. Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry
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ISBN 9781529405262
Released AU 1 Oct 2020
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529405262
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint MacLehose Press
Released 1 Oct 2020
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Translated by Perry, Frank
By Moeller, Lotte
Category History Of Art: BCE To C 500 CE, Ancient & Classical World
History Of Art: C 500 CE To C 1400
Social & Cultural History
Animal Ecology
Conservation Of The Environment
Natural History, Country Life & Pets
Wild Animals
Natural History: Insects & Spiders
Insects As Pets
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 158mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code 595.799
Weight 540g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Bees, Bees - History, Beekeepers, Beekeepers - History
NBS Text Natural History: General
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly

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