THE WORLD OF BEES

In The World of Bees, editor Martin Dettli, a longstanding beekeeper, uses Steiner’s seminal bee lectures as the main framework of the book, augmenting them with further relevant passages from Steiner’s collected works.

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: Rudolf Steiner Press

ISBN: 9781855845404

Category: Anthroposophy

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‘The whole hive is really pervaded by the life of love. The individual bees relinquish love but develop it instead throughout the hive. And so we start to understand bee existence if we recognize that the bee lives in an air, an atmosphere, that is entirely impregnated with love.’ From time immemorial, human culture has been fascinated by bees. Mythic pictures and writings tell of our close affinity and connection with these complex creatures, as well as the inestimable value of honey and wax. In recent years, bees have come to prominence again in the media, with reports of colony collapse and the wholesale demise of bee populations, forcing us to awaken to the critical role they play in human existence. Rudolf Steiner’s unique talks reveal the hidden wisdom at work in bee colonies. Speaking in Switzerland in 1923, in response to concerns from beekeepers amongst his local workforce, Steiner delivered a series of addresses whose multi-layered content, structure and wording is unparalleled. In The World of Bees, editor Martin Dettli, a longstanding beekeeper, uses Steiner’s seminal bee lectures as the main framework of the book, augmenting them with further relevant passages from Steiner’s collected works. Dettli also provides substantial commentaries on the texts, placing them within the context of contemporary beekeeping. This new anthology is an essential handbook for anyone interested in beekeeping or the indispensable work that bees do for humanity. It features chapters on the origins of bees, human beings and beekeeping, the organism of the hive, the social qualities of bees, their relationship with wasps and ants, plants and elemental beings, the efficacy of honey, bee venom, as well as scientific aspects such as silica and formic acid processes and a critique of modern beekeeping.
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Look Inside the World of Bees

As well as helping children understand the key role bees play in a healthy environment, this lovely book encourages readers to look after the planet and care for environments around us.

Author: Emily Bone

Publisher: Look Inside

ISBN: 1474983197

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A gorgeously illustrated flap book that gives a glimpse into the amazing and important world of bees. Why do bees have furry bodies? What happens inside a bee hive? How do bees know where to find flowers? Find out all about the amazing world of bees in this illustrated flap book for young children, with a focus on why bee are so important, and all the jobs they do that keep the planet healthy.
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The Bees of the World

Accented with color plates of select bees, The Bees of the World will continue to be the world's best reference on these diverse insects.

Author: Charles D. Michener

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: MINN:31951D026505237

Category: Science

Page: 992

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Accented with color plates of select bees, The Bees of the World will continue to be the world's best reference on these diverse insects.
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The World of Bees

The leaf-cutter bees, known scientifically as Megachile, are specialists in the art of using pieces of leaf for making their cells. We are already familiar with this habit of papering the walls of a cell; Osmia cristata has shown us how ...

Author: Gilbert Nixon

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504067072

Category: Nature

Page: 246

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An entomologist presents a beautifully illustrated study of bees, from their behavior to social structures, colonies, and relationship to the environment. In this engaging and scholarly volume, entomologist Gilbert Nixon shares his lifelong fascination with bees. Nixon’s childhood love of these curious insects led to decades of study as he learned to identify their distinctive markings and pursued the secrets of their mystifying behaviors. The World of Bees offers a comprehensive introduction to various species of bees, including honey bees, bumblebees, and leafcutter bees, as well as information on related insects such as botflies and wasps. With color illustrations by Arthur Smith, this expert volume covers all major topics in melittology, including mating habits, life cycles, pollination, bee dances, and more.
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The Bees of the World

"It is a masterpiece, an instant classic of entomology." -- Edward O. Wilson "This definitive reference by an acclaimed expert accounts for 1200 genera/subgenera and 16,000 species of bees in the world.

Author: Charles Duncan Michener

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801861330

Category: Science

Page: 913

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"It is a masterpiece, an instant classic of entomology." -- Edward O. Wilson "This definitive reference by an acclaimed expert accounts for 1200 genera/subgenera and 16,000 species of bees in the world... Useful guide for entomologists, biologists, botanists, ecologists, and students." -- Southeastern Naturalist
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The Secret Life of Bees

Sumptuous and detailed illustrations have pride of place in this magical guide to bees that mixes natural history with a splash of fantasy—a book to be pored over time and again.

Author: Moira Butterfield

Publisher: Words & Pictures

ISBN: 9780711260498

Category:

Page: 48

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Listen to tiny tales from Buzzwing the hardworking honeybee. Combining nonfiction with a splash of fantasy, The Secret Life of Bees is a book to get lost in, time and again.
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World of Bees

From pollination and social structure to swarming and the nest, The World of Bees offers an up-close view of these complex insects!

Author: Cristina Banfi

Publisher: White Star Kids

ISBN: 8854412767

Category: Bees

Page: 64

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Bees have always been friends to man, even way back in prehistoric times. They feed on nectar and pollen and transform them into honey, a delicious substance that besides being a tasty food, it's a key ingredient for many beauty products, and a synonym for pleasant and nourishing pampering. But the importance of bees goes far beyond this. These special insects play a role of primary importance in the pollination of flowers and plants, which are at the base of the food chain of a great many animals. This book gives you the chance to get to know them from up close, and to explore their fascinatingly complex society, showing you how everything is perfectly organized, from the cleanliness of the hive to its defence, from gathering nectar to caring for the larvae. The book pays special attention to the dangers these hard-working insects currently face due to pollution and harmful human behaviour that risk interfering heavily with the life of a species that ought to be defended at all costs! AGES: 6 plus AUTHOR: Cristina Banfi Graduate in Natural Sciences at the Universita degli Studi di Milano, she has taught in a number of scholastic institutes. She is a founding member of the Museum Didactic Association (ADM) and ADMaiora, working in the field of education in museums and exhibitions. For over 20 years she has worked in scientific communication and learning through play and boasts a vast editorial experience in both education and popularisation, in particular for children and young adults.
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The World of Bees

How do bees know where to find flowers? Find out all about the amazing world of bees in this illustrated flap book for young children, with a focus on why bee are so important, and all the jobs they do that keep the planet healthy.

Author: Emily Bone

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1249952949

Category: Bees

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Why do bees have furry bodies? What happens inside a beehive? How do bees know where to find flowers? Find out all about the amazing world of bees in this illustrated flap book for young children, with a focus on why bee are so important, and all the jobs they do that keep the planet healthy.
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Bees of the World

Presenting comprehensive coverage of bee species from around the world in an engaging format, this volume will delight readers and inform them about all aspects of the life of bees. The book first answers the question: What are bees?

Author: Christopher O'Toole

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 0816057125

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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The diversity of lifestyles, behaviors, and life cycles that bees possess is astounding, and Bees of the World is a well-rounded reference to these fascinating creatures. Presenting comprehensive coverage of bee species from around the world in an engaging format, this volume will delight readers and inform them about all aspects of the life of bees. The book first answers the question: What are bees? It then goes on to discuss the different families and distribution of bees. The expert authors also describe solitary bees - miners, masons, leaf-cutters, and carpenters - as well as social bees. Readers gain insight into the intricacies of bees' lives through the authoritative text, with special coverage of bees and their special relationship with flowers. The history of association between humans and bees, especially the honey bee Apis mellifera, is also addressed. Bees of the World is fully illustrated with detailed line illustrations and stunning color photographs, making it an ideal reference source for professional naturalists and amateurs alike.
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