BEES' WAYS by George DeClyver Curtis


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I happen to be fascinated by bees and their ways and found this particularly appealing, for the author- a noted beeman himself, virtually takes one inside the hive to follow the life processes of the queen bee, the ing, the gathering of pollen and nectar, the ""home life"" of the bees in caring for the young, building the comb, etc. The drones- the workers- the ways in which heat is maintained through the winter -- the enemies and diseases -- the teamwork between bees and blossoms and the clumsy interferences of man- the aids supplied by man in the way of providing hives, supplying new queens for colonies that have lost their own, the starting of new colonies, all this and more makes good reading for anyone with a practical interest in bee culture- but good reading as well for those interested in these almost human insects.

Pub Date: March 23rd, 1948
ISBN: 1432572296
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin