CITY OF THE BEES by Frank S. Stuart

CITY OF THE BEES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A poetic to lyric account of one year of life in a wild bee colony, that treats this insect not only with respect but with mysticism. Here are the activities of the combs, the moving of the colony, the dangers from without, the rebirth of the colony in the Spring, the death of a queen.... Something beyond the ordinary, first for nature followers, then for those who have inherited an interest in bee lore, this is for those who like Masterlinck, and who have read and enjoyed Curtis' Bees' Ways. This is focussed on the wild bee as distinguished from his cultivated cousin.

Pub Date: Feb. 4th, 1949
Publisher: Whittlesey