The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

The Incomparable Honeybee & the Economics of Pollination

Book - 2009
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From Dr. Reese Halter comes a remarkable, concise account of the honeybees that have profoundly shaped our planet for the past 110 million years. Honeybees are the most important group of flower-visiting animals, pollinating more multi-billion-dollar crops and plants than any other living group. Since prehistoric times humans and honeybees have been inextricably linked. This book is rich with interesting and humbling facts: -bees can count-they can vote,-honey has potent medicinal properties, able to work as an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant, even an antisepticThe fate of the bees, whose numbers have been beleaguered most recently by colony collapse disorder, lies firmly in the hands of humankind. As such, it is our job to ensure their health, protect the habitats within which they live and communicate to others the vital link that human society shares with the remarkable honeybee.
Publisher: Victoria [B.C.] : RMB, c2009
ISBN: 9781897522608
Branch Call Number: 595.799 HAL 2009
Characteristics: 99 p. ; 19 cm


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May 13, 2013

Quick read on the life of bees and specifically honeybees. The book includes their economic worth along side their potential medical benefits. Includes mythology and history of honeybees and humans. Includes a brief outlook on their hives, lives and communications. Many warnings are given for the future of bees and the environment in general. This is a small book(literally) and takes a short time to read.

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