WILD LEADERSHIP

WILD LEADERSHIP

CAMOUFLAGED WILDLIFE

CAMOUFLAGED WILDLIFE

The Honey Bee

Understanding the Ultimate Engineer

$34.99
ISBN
9781869665203
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By David Cramp
Format Paperback / softback
Page Extent 208
Book Size 240 x 165 x 483 mm (H x W x D)
Imprint New Holland Publishers
Release Date 7/01/2020
Subject Classification The natural world, country life & pets / Wildlife: general interest / Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders

Beekeeper David Cramp explores the origins and evolution of man's only truly wild, food-producing livestock, the extraordinary complexity of the hive and honey-making process, the mysteries of the life of the queen, workers and drones and their sophisticated language and navigation systems.
We underestimate the intelligence of these amazing insects. Bees know left from right, have a concept of zero, can count up to four, memorise landmarks on an internal brain map, and if they are ill they will go on a health food diet.
The Honey Bee explains how the Queen is formed, why bees swarm, how the hive is built and, how and why bees and flowers developed such an intimate relationship, the amazing way in which flowers attract bees and the importance of pollination.

'The Honey Bee' is NOT just a superfluous overview of this incredible engineer, but reveals in superb detail the amazing story of these insects and explains why they play such an important role in the well-being of the planet  generally and to the health and life of the plant world and ecosystems in particular.

David Cramp

David Cramp has kept bees for nearly thirty years, both as a hobby and as a large-scale commercial beekeeper in the United Kingdom, Spain and New Zealand.
He has studied bee biology at cardiff University, undertaken bee research for his masters in Zoology and is the successful author of five books about bees.