Bee hives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the mighty queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole. The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and reveals the secrets of this fascinating world. How do worker bees come to a collective decision? What does the honeybees' waggling dance communicate? What provokes the sexual excesses of the young queen bee? And why is the precious relationship between humans and bees a matter of species survival? Combining the most fascinating scientific discoveries and greatest secrets in bee research, The Honey Factory answers these questions and more.
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 3 Sep 2018
Publisher: Black Inc.
Publication City, Country: Melbourne, Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.3(H) x 15.4(L) x 2.5(W)
Weight (gm): 378
'An enriching read for anyone who is moved by the secret beauty of our world and who cares about the future of our ecosystems.' -Peter Wohlleben, international bestselling author of The Hidden Life of Trees -- Peter Wohlleben
Jurgen Tautz is an internationally recognised expert on bees and professor emeritus at W rzburg University. Since 2006 he has been in charge of the HOneyBee Online Studies (HOBOS) interdisciplinary project. Tautz has authored numerous publications and been awarded several prizes for his work in science education. Diedrich Steen is a publishing director. Bees have been kept in his family for over 100 years, and he has been an active beekeeper himself for twenty years.