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The Quest for the Perfect Hive: A History of Innovation in Bee Culture

By: Kritsky, Gene

0199742383 / 9780199742387
Ebook
638.1
27/01/2010
Available
198 pages

Gene Kritsky offers a concise, beautifully illustrated history of beekeeping, tracing the evolution of hive design from ancient Egypt to the present.

The book contends that beekeeping's long history may in fact contain clues to help beekeepers fight the decline in honey bee numbers.

Indeed, while we have sequenced the honey bee genome, we still keep our bees in hives that have changed little during the past century.

If beekeeping is to survive, Kritsky argues, we must start inventing again.

We must find the perfect hive for our times.

BIC:

PSVP Animal behaviour, PSVS Animal ecology, PSVT7 Insects (entomology), TVHH Apiculture (beekeeping)

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