The mysteries of bee life are illuminated for beekeepers, entomologists and students of natural history in general. This edition is exclusive to newnaturalists.com
The complex and wonderful organisation of the honeybee has fascinated many naturalists and writers, but the New Naturalist is fortunate in securing for its library what is undoubtedly one of the finest and most comprehensive treatises on the subject. For many years head of the research station at Rothamsted, Dr Butler's own discoveries (particularly the existence of "queen substance") are truly remarkable.
Skilfully woven into the book are the results of the work of others - such as that of von Frisch on the orientation of bees, and the almost incredible way in which information is conveyed about the distance and direction of food sources, by beautiful, extraordinary dances. The copious illustrations are all taken by the author and are marvels of close-up photography.
Fully revised and up-dated this edition contains the finding of latest research, including the discovery of the sex attractant released by the queen and its function; and exactly how the piping sounds made by the emerging queen are produced.
"Excellent guide to the mysteries of bee life, for the general reader as well as the beekeeper and entomologist"
"Important as an exposition of a most suggestive theory, that of the "queen substance". The experiments behind this are fascinating."
"One of the best books of this (20th) century on bees"
British Bee Journal
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226 pages with 2 colour and 87 black and white photographsReview:
‘Excellent guide to the mysteries of bee life, for the general reader as well as the beekeeper and entomologist’ Yorkshire Post
‘Important as an exposition of a most suggestive theory, that of the "queen substance". The experiments behind this are fascinating’ Manchester Guardian
‘One of the best books of this (20th) century on bees’ British Bee Journal
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Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Book Condition: Fair. 3rd Revised edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP77596462
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services, 1975. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Reprinted 1977. Bookseller Inventory # BBI2359233
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR003959061
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002812251
Book Description HarperCollins Distribution Services. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 0002195526 Reprint. xii, 226 pp. Hardcover. Price-clipped. Dust jacket shows very light wear to edges, otherwise in vg+ to fine condition. 8vo, 2 lbs. Collins; London, 1977. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1000864
Book Description Collins. New Naturalist Series. (1954) 1970's reprint. 8vo (150 x 223mm). Ppxiv,208,ad. Colour frontispiece, b/w photograph plates, b/w line illustrations, bibliography. Green buckram. Unobtrusively bowed, stains to edges, smells slightly musty. Good copy in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. A detailed account of the biology, behaviour and habits of the honeybee. Chapters include: The origin of the honeybee, and evolution of the relationship between bees and flowers; The honeybees and their distribution today; The evolution of social amongst bees; The origin of the members of the colony; On the survival of colonies that have lost their queens; The life of a queen - mating, egg-laying behaviour, etc.; Division of labour amongst the workers of a colony; Recognition by a colony of honeybees of the presence of its queen; Clustering and the maintenance of colony cohesion; The world of the worker honeybee; Bee stings and bee venom; Colony odour and defence; Colony reproduction or swarming; The food of the honeybee; Foraging behaviour; Direction finding and communication; Epilogue. Bookseller Inventory # 40631
Book Description Collins, London, Collins, The New Naturalist A Survey of British Natural History Series, 1954, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. HARDBACK original green cloth with gilt lettering on spine coloured pictorial dust-jacket - slightly faded spine small tear at head not price-clipped coloured photographic frontispiece (= plate 1) pages: xiv 226 plates; coloured 2 b & w 87 head tail and corners very lightly bumped from the library of one of the New Naturalist Editors (John Gilmour) but without his signature light spotting to page fore-edges some light pencilled lines in margins otherwise fine. British Bee Books 578. Bookseller Inventory # 17687
Book Description Collins, 1954. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. No29. Nice, clean copy internally. Wrapper has worn edges, some tears by the spine. Pictures will be uploaded shortly. For more information, please contact us. Bookseller Inventory # 092859