The Honey Factory: Inside the Ingenious World of Bees.

Tautz, Jurgen and Steen, Diedrich.

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Unlike us, bees know exactly what they are doing, from the queen to the lowliest worker. The authors take us on a tour through a bee colony and describe what goes on there. They convey an impression of its overall coherence and integration. ‘For anyone who is moved by the secret beauty of our world and who cares about the future of our ecosystems'.

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Description

Bee hives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the mighty queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole. The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and reveals the secrets of this fascinating world. How do worker bees come to a collective decision? What does the honeybees' waggling dance communicate? What provokes the sexual excesses of the young queen bee? And why is the precious relationship between humans and bees a matter of species survival? Combining the most fascinating scientific discoveries and greatest secrets in bee research, The Honey Factory answers these questions and more.

Book Details

Author Tautz, Jurgen and Steen, Diedrich.
Format PB
Publisher Black Inc.
Imprint Black Inc.
Number of Pages 288
Publish Date 3/09/2018
Catalogue Oct18
Catalogue book number 1021