A fascinating look at the secret life of bees, from buzzing around the garden to the sticky knife in the honey jar.
Bees make honey; we all know that. But what happens between the bee buzzing around our backyard, and the sticky knife in the jar, is a mystery to most of us.
How many bee-hours does it take to make just one jar of honey? What do the honeybees’ waggling dances really mean? Why do bees swarm? What is a ‘house bee’?
From exploring their life cycle and development, to revealing their societies and behavior, expert biodynamic beekeeper Michael Weiler answers these questions and many more.
Combining poetic observations with scientific detail, The Secrets of Bees uncovers the incredible world of these remarkable insects.
‘If you’re an experienced bee-keeper wishing to know your bees better, and more so if you’re one that likes to share the art of bee keeping with fellow human beings, then this little book shows how!! The writer, Co-director of the Demeter association in Germany, takes us by the hand on a wonderful journey through the beekeeping year.’
–Star and Furrow