By Elizabeth Birchall

EPUB eISBN: 9781846892042
Hardcover book: 2015
Electronic ebook: 2014

A accomplished research of the bee's position in human society from prehistoric cave work and inscribed clay pills, via to our modern world

Covering every thing concerning the relationships among human society and bees, this booklet is full of nuggets of bee technological know-how and sensible beekeeping, fable, faith, politics, philosophy, and folklore, plus a variety of verse and a wealthy number of illustrations starting from medical etchings to fashionable images. It additionally deals an in-depth examine bees' complicated society and their current plight. the continuing political and clinical controversies relating to insecticides and different threats also are mentioned, given the bee's value as plant pollinator in agriculture and the wild.

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