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Author Kritsky, Gene.

Title The quest for the perfect hive : a history of innovation in bee culture / Gene Kritsky.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 198 pages) : illustrations
Physical Medium polychrome
Description text file
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Honey bees and the origin of beekeeping -- The forest beekeepers -- Skeps -- Bee niches -- Early box hives -- Beekeeping comes to America -- Glass jar beekeeping -- The Crystal Palace Exhibition : a beekeeping showcase -- Bars, frames, and the bee space -- Resistance to change -- Alfred Neighbour : British beekeeping ambassador -- Transition -- Bee houses -- Bee calendars -- Beekeeper's paraphernalia -- The end of innovation.
Summary Beekeeping is a sixteen-billion-dollar-a-year business. But the invaluable honey bee now faces severe threats from diseases, mites, pesticides, and overwork, not to mention the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder, which causes seemingly healthy bees to abandon their hives en masse, never to return. In The Quest for the Perfect Hive, entomologist Gene Kritsky offers a concise, beautifully illustrated history of beekeeping, tracing the evolution of hive design from ancient Egypt to the present. Not simply a descriptive account, the book suggests that beekeeping's long history may in fact contain.
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Subject Bee culture -- History.
Bee culture.
Beehives -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- History.
Electronic books -- History.
Other Form: Print version: Kritsky, Gene. Quest for the perfect hive. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010 9780195385441 (DLC) 2009022959 (OCoLC)401164358
ISBN 9780199742387 (electronic book)
0199742383 (electronic book)