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The Honey Bee: Understanding the Ultimate Engineer
 

The Honey Bee: Understanding the Ultimate Engineer (Paperback)

By Cramp, David

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Beekeeper David Cramp explores the origins and evolution of man's only truly wild, food-producing livestock, the extraordinary complexity of the hive and honey-making process, the mysteries of the life of the queen, workers and drones and their sophisticated language and navigati...on systems.We underestimate the intelligence of these amazing insects. Bees know left from right, have a concept of zero, can count up to four, memorise landmarks on an internal brain map, and if they are ill they will go on a health food diet.The Honey Bee explains how the Queen is formed, why bees swarm, how the hive is built and, how and why bees and flowers developed such an intimate relationship, the amazing way in which flowers attract bees and the importance of pollination.'The Honey Bee' is NOT just a superfluous overview of this incredible engineer, but reveals in superb detail the amazing story of these insects and explains why they play such an important role in the well-being of the planet generally and to the health and life of the plant world and ecosystems in particular.
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ISBN 9781869665203
Published NZ 4 Jan 2020
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Format Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869665203
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Published 4 Jan 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Cramp, David
Category Natural History: Insects & Spiders
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 208
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 240mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Natural History: Animal & Wildlife
ONIX Text General/trade

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