It’s been a long time since I’ve read an excellent beekeeping book!
A must read

“The Lives of Bees” is a book written by Thomas D. Seeley, a prominent biologist and bee researcher. The book, published in 2019, delves into the fascinating world of honeybees and offers insights into their behavior, biology, and ecology.

In “The Lives of Bees,” Thomas Seeley draws on his extensive research and observations of honeybee colonies in their natural habitats. He explores various aspects of bee life, such as how bees make decisions collectively, how they communicate within the colony, their foraging behaviors, and their remarkable ability to adapt and thrive in different environments.

The book also discusses the challenges that honeybees face in the modern world, including issues like colony collapse disorder and the importance of understanding bee biology for sustainable agriculture and pollination.

Seeley’s writing combines scientific knowledge with engaging storytelling, making the complex behaviors of bees accessible to a wider audience. His passion for bees and his years of research shines through in the book, making it a valuable resource for anyone interested in the natural world, beekeeping, or the intricacies of animal behavior.

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