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By Allison Wallace

ISBN-10: 1400062713

ISBN-13: 9781400062713

i used to be hooked. name it adrenaline surge, name it honeybee venom in my veins–whatever the reason, henceforth i'd want those funky little critters in my lifestyles. Givers of candy, thick honey, bringers forth of the end result from timber and timber and who knew what else, additionally they gave extra nutrients for inspiration than a physique may well comprehend what to do with.
–from A Keeper of Bees

Allison Wallace’s devotion to honeybees and their remarkable, intensely lived lives began years in the past, whilst she used to be dwelling in a cabin within the North Carolina woods. Ever seeing that then, at any place she has referred to as domestic, Wallace has stored corporation with bees. Now she provides us the honeybee in all its glory, dancing “the nice, by no means totally knowable ecological dance,” striving like different creatures and crops to be all it may be in its brief lifestyles.
With a philosopher’s notion and a scientist’s wisdom, Wallace interweaves the proof of honeybee biology with reflections on hope, intimacy, paintings, evolution, reminiscence, and residential. She stocks the joys of in detail looking at millions of busy bees cozily ensconced of their brilliantly designed, completely weatherproofed hive. She muses at the lady employees’ unceasing job, and at the male drones’ idleness as each one awaits his acrobatic midair mating with the queen, by way of his fast loss of life. She marvels on the cosseted queen, upon whom the way forward for the hive depends.

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