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After Bees

After Bees ebook ISBN: 9781521969687
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Author: B. C. Nyren
Number of Pages: 182 
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The world did not end in fire. It did not end in ice. It ended for want of an insect. The global famine and societal collapse that followed would render humans an endangered species themselves, hanging onto survival in the most remote places. Over one hundred years later, the Settlement thinks they've solved the problem by enslaving all men and allowing only women to rule. In this community men are viewed as wholly unfit to make decisions of their own, widely blamed for the downfall of the species. Women, by contrast, are painted as inherently honest, wise and natural-born leaders.After handling a series of related murders and picking up a pair of new slaves, Captain of the Guard Willow Pelletier isn't so sure.

Keeping Bees with a Smile

Keeping Bees with a Smile ebook ISBN: 1771423161
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Author: Fedor Lazutin
Number of Pages: 400 
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The updated bestselling guide to laid-back beekeeping for all, naturally! Are you a beginner beekeeper curious about bees or a practicing beekeeper looking for natural alternatives that work? Then this book is for you! In the second edition of the bestselling beekeeping guide Keeping Bees with a Smile, Fedor Lazutin, one of Europe's most successful natural beekeepers, shares the bee-friendly approach to apiculture that is fun, healthful, rewarding, and accessible to all. This new edition includes dozens of color photographs, new hive management techniques, and an updated version of "Lazutin hive" plans. Additional coverage includes: Keeping bees naturally without interfering in their lives Starting an apiary for free by attracting local bee swarms Building low-maintenance hives that mimic how bees live in nature Keeping colonies healthy and strong without any drugs, sugar, or gimmickry Helping bees to overwinter successfully even in harsh climates Enhancing local nectar plant resources Producing truly natural honey without robbing the bees Reversing the global bee decline... right in your backyard! Keeping Bees with a Smile is an invaluable resource for apiculture beginners and professionals alike, complete with plans for making bee-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives with extra-deep frames, plus other fascinating beekeeping advice you won't find anywhere else.

Crop Pollination by Bees

Crop Pollination by Bees ebook ISBN: 9780851997834
Publisher: CABI
Author: Keith S. Delaplane,D. R. Mayer,D. F. Mayer
Number of Pages: 352 
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The collapse of the ubiquitous honeybee population during the past 20 years has caused a pollination vacuum for many crops. Surveys and grower experience indicate that a crisis exists in our pollinator populations. This book is an accessible, practical and authoritative research-based guideto using bees for crop pollination. It emphasizes conserving feral bee populations as well as more traditional methods of culturing honeybees and other bees. There are three main sections that address the biology of pollination, culturing and managing bees for optimum crop pollination, andindividual crop pollination requirements and recommendations. This last section includes 42 short chapters on different crops.

Bee Keeping in Maryland

Bee Keeping in Maryland ebook ISBN: 1473342619
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Author: T. B. Symons
Number of Pages: 52 
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This is a vintage guide to bee-keeping in Maryland, USA. It explores the state of Maryland bee-keeping in the early twentieth century by looking at its history, development, and future. It also contains chapters on setting up and managing a beehive, making it of utility to modern bee-keepers. Contents include: "The Status of Bee Keeping in the State", "Introduction", "The Needs of Such an Investigation", "Results of Cooperative Work", "Distribution of Bees in the State", "Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station", "Increase and Loss of Colonies", "Production of Honey and Wax", "Sources of Honey", "The Management of Bees", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Bee-keeping. First published in 1911.

Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes

Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes ebook ISBN: 9780857290151
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: R. Venkata Rao
Number of Pages: 380 
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Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes presents a comprehensive review of the latest international research and development trends in the modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes, with a focus on machining. It uses examples of various manufacturing processes to demonstrate advanced modeling and optimization techniques. Both basic and advanced concepts are presented for various manufacturing processes, mathematical models, traditional and non-traditional optimization techniques, and real case studies. The results of the application of the proposed methods are also covered and the book highlights the most useful modeling and optimization strategies for achieving best process performance. In addition to covering the advanced modeling, optimization and environmental aspects of machining processes, Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes also covers the latest technological advances, including rapid prototyping and tooling, micromachining, and nano-finishing. Advanced Modeling and Optimization of Manufacturing Processes is written for designers and manufacturing engineers who are responsible for the technical aspects of product realization, as it presents new models and optimization techniques to make their work easier, more efficient, and more effective. It is also a useful text for practitioners, researchers, and advanced students in mechanical, industrial, and manufacturing engineering.

Bees in America

Bees in America ebook ISBN: 9780813191638
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Author: Tammy Horn
Number of Pages: 333 
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In this enlightening cultural history of bees and beekeeping in the United States, Horn, herself a beekeeper, shows how the honey bee was one of the first symbols of colonization and how bees' societal structures have shaped our ideals about work, family, community, and leisure.

Bees

Bees ebook ISBN: 0801471761
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Author: Karl von Frisch
Number of Pages: 176 
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Over half a century of brilliant scientific detective work, the Nobel Prize-winning biologist Karl von Frisch learned how the world, looks, smells, and tastes to a bee. More significantly, he discovered their dance language and their ability to use the sun as a compass. Intended to serve as an accessible introduction to one of the most fascinating areas of biology, Bees (first published in 1950 and revised in 1971), reported the startling results of his ingenious and revolutionary experiments with honeybees. In his revisions, von Frisch updated his discussion about the phylogenetic origin of the language of bees and also demonstrated that their color sense is greater than had been thought previously. He also took into consideration the electrophysiological experiments and electromicroscopic observations that have supplied more information on how the bee analyzes polarized light to orient itself and how the olfactory organs on the bee's antennae function. Now back in print after more than two decades, this classic and still-accurate account of the behavior patterns and sensory capacities of the honeybee remains a book "written with a simplicity, directness, and charm which all who know him will recognize as characteristic of its author. Any intelligent reader, without scientific training, can enjoy it."—Yale Review

The Bee-Eaters

The Bee-Eaters ebook ISBN: 1408136872
Publisher: A&C Black
Author: C. Hilary Fry
Number of Pages: 320 
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Dr Hilary Fry's study of the bee-eaters covers all 24 species of this colourful Family, which ranges from southern Europe, Africa and the Middle East to India, China, south-east Asia and Australia. A major part of the book comprises the species accounts, with complementary colour plates of 42 species and sub-species and detailed maps depicting the geography of their evolution. In addition there are chapters on the bee-eaters' evolutionary development, their food and foraging behaviour, and relationships with apiculture; of particular interest are chapters on social and reproductive life, the role of 'helpers' at the nest, and the meaning of plumage and social distinctions between the species. The author's colour plates delight the eye and accurately portray plumage and 'jizz'. They are fully supplemented by more than 100 drawings by John Busby, capturing the essence of these birds with a rare deftness and vitality.

Keeping Bees

Keeping Bees ebook ISBN: 1848584385
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Author: Vivian Head
Number of Pages: N.A 
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Bees are an integral part of our environment, and by keeping your own you can contribute to their survival as well as ensuring a constant supply of tasty, nutritious honey. Packed with practical and professional advice, this book is an invaluable companion for anyone wanting to try their hand at keeping bees. It tells you all you need to kno...

OECD Series on Testing and Assessment Guidance Document on the Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.) Brood test Under Semi-field Conditions

OECD Series on Testing and Assessment Guidance Document on the Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera L.) Brood test Under Semi-field Conditions ebook ISBN: 9264085513
Publisher: OECD Publishing
Author: OECD
Number of Pages: 27 
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The method described in this guidance document assesses the effects of plant protection products (PPPs), and has been validated using the active Fenoxycarb, which is known to act as an insect growth regulator (IGR), to the honey bee brood (Apis mellifera L.).

Why Do Bees Buzz?

Why Do Bees Buzz? ebook ISBN: 0813547210
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Author: Elizabeth Capaldi Evans,Carol A. Butler
Number of Pages: 229 
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Twenty-five thousand species of bees certainly create a loud buzz. Yet silence descended a few years ago when domesticated bee populations plummeted. Bees, in particular honey bees, are critical links in the vibrant chain that brings fruits, vegetables, and nuts to markets and dinner tables across the country. Farmers and scientists on the agricultural frontlines quickly realized the impact of this loss, but many others did not see this devastation. Why Do Bees Buzz? reports on the mysterious "colony collapse disorder" that has affected honey bee populations, as well as other captivating topics, such as their complex, highly social lives, and how other species of bees are unique and different from honey bees. Organized in chapters that cover everything from these provocative pollinators' basic biology to the aggressive nature of killer bees, this insightful question and answer guide provides a honeycomb of compelling facts. With clarity and depth, bee biologist Elizabeth Capaldi Evans and coauthor Carol A. Butler examine the lives of honey bees, as well as other species such as orchid bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees. Accessible to readers on every level, and including the latest research and theory for the more sophisticated reader, the authors reveal more than one hundred critical answers to questions about the lives of bees. Concepts about speciation, evolutionary adaptation and pollination, as well as historical details about topics such as Mayan beekeeping and the appearance of bees in rock art, are arranged in easy-to-follow sidebars that highlight the text. Color and black and white photographs and drawings enhance the beauty and usefulness of Why Do Bees Buzz?

The Honey Bee

The Honey Bee ebook ISBN:
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Author: Edward Bevan
Number of Pages: 119 
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