The Life and Times of the Honeybee

The Life and Times of the Honeybee Author Charles Micucci
ISBN-10 039586139X
Year 1997-08
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Depicts the life cycle and habits of the honeybee, describing in detail the organization of the hive and the making of honey.

The Life and Times of the Ant

The Life and Times of the Ant Author Charles Micucci
ISBN-10 9780547349640
Year 2006-04-17
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Not mighty in size, but mighty in resourcefulness and industry, the ant has crawled the earth since prehistoric times. It has dwelt in rainforest tree trunks and acorns of oak trees, beneath logs, and under sidewalks. It has protected forests by capturing insects, cleared weeds away from acacia trees, and by growing gardens has released important nutrients into the soil. Seed lifters, dirt diggers, social beings, ants have the most advanced brain of all insects! So watch where you step, especially on a warm day: a small but mighty ant may be underfoot.

The Life and Times of Corn

The Life and Times of Corn Author Charles Micucci
ISBN-10 9780547528250
Year 2009-09-07
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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What grain has seeds in all colors of the rainbow, can grow twenty feet high, is often harvested by moonlight, and is more valuable to the United States than gold? As the New York times Book Review said, “Micucci knows how to grab his audience” and is “canny about organizing his material.” Building upon his successful series of creative science for the younger grades, the author-illustrator of the LIFE AND TIMES series focuses on the science, uses and history of American’s most prevalent crop. A master of fascinating trivia, he knows just how to draw readers in and expand on a seemingly small topic.

The Life and Times of the Apple

The Life and Times of the Apple Author Charles Micucci
ISBN-10 0531070670
Year 1995-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Scholastic
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Presents a variety of facts about apples, including how they grow, crossbreeding and grafting techniques, harvesting practices, and the uses, varieties, and history of this popular fruit.

Honeybee Democracy

Honeybee Democracy Author Thomas D. Seeley
ISBN-10 9781400835959
Year 2010-09-20
Pages 280
Language en
Publisher Princeton University Press
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Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.

The Life Cycle of a Honeybee

The Life Cycle of a Honeybee Author Bobbie Kalman
ISBN-10 0778706648
Year 2004
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher Crabtree Publishing Company
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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and natural environment of honeybees.

Flight of the Honey Bee

Flight of the Honey Bee Author Raymond Huber
ISBN-10 0606373241
Year 2015-02-10
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher
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For use in schools and libraries only. Demonstrates how Scout the bee searches for nectar to sustain her hive and pollinates flowers to produce seeds and fruits.

The Honeybee Man

The Honeybee Man Author Lela Nargi
ISBN-10 9780307982476
Year 2012-07-25
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
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"Eccentric and unusual with an appealing, gentle charm," raves Kirkus Reviews, in a starred review. Every morning, Fred climbs three flights of stairs—up to his rooftop in Brooklyn, New York—and greets the members of his enormous family: "Good morning, my bees, my darlings!" His honeybee workers are busy—they tend the hive, feed babies, and make wax rooms. They also forage in flowers abloom across Brooklyn... so that, one day, Fred can make his famous honey, something the entire neighborhood looks forward to tasting. Lela Nargi's beautifully written story—accompanied by Kyrsten Brooker's collage-style illustrations—offers an inside look at the life of an endearing beekeeper and the honey-making process. A Junior Library Guild Selection, a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year, a Cook Prize Honor Book, and a NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade Book.

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees Author Sandra Markle
ISBN-10 9781467717007
Year 2013-10-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Millbrook Press
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Presents facts about the ongoing investigation into the decline of honey bees around the world from colony collapse disorder, as scientists look at the impact of such factors as pesticides, farmer transportation of bee hives, fungal infections, and climate change.

Honey Bees

Honey Bees Author Stephen Buchmann
ISBN-10 9780375895579
Year 2010-06-08
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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In Honey Bees: Letters From the Hive, bee expert Stephen Buchmann takes readers on an incredible tour. Enter a beehive--one part nursery, one part honey factory, one part queen bee sanctum--then fly through backyard gardens, open fields, and deserts where wildflowers bloom. It's fascinating--and delicious! Hailed for their hard work and harmonious society, bees make possible life on earth as we know it. This fundamental link between bees and humans reaches beyond biology to our environment and our culture: bees have long played important roles in art, religion, literature, and medicine--and, of course, in the kitchen. For honey fanatics and all who have a sweet tooth, this book not only entertains and enlightens but also reminds us of the fragility of humanity's relationship with nature. Includes illustrations and photographs throughout. From the Hardcover edition.

A Book of Bees

A Book of Bees Author Sue Hubbell
ISBN-10 9781504042451
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 193
Language en
Publisher Open Road Media
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A New York Times Notable Book: “A melodious mix of memoir, nature journal, and beekeeping manual” (Kirkus Reviews). Weaving a vivid portrait of her own life and her bees’ lives, author Sue Hubbell lovingly describes the ins and outs of beekeeping on her small Missouri farm, where the end of one honey season is the start of the next. With three hundred hives, Hubbell stays busy year-round tending to the bees and harvesting their honey, a process that is as personally demanding as it is rewarding. Exploring the progression of both the author and the hive through the seasons, this is “a book about bees to be sure, but it is also about other things: the important difference between loneliness and solitude; the seasonal rhythms inherent in rural living; the achievement of independence; the accommodating of oneself to nature” (ThePhiladelphia Inquirer). Beautifully written and full of exquisitely rendered details, it is a tribute to Hubbell’s wild hilltop in the Ozarks and of the joys of living a complex life in a simple place.

The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees Author Sue Monk Kidd
ISBN-10 9780755385171
Year 2011-02-03
Pages 225
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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Sue Monk Kidd's internationally bestselling first novel THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES has delighted many millions of readers around the world. 'Charming, funny, moving' The Times; 'A wonderful book, by turns sad, full of incident and shot through with grown-up magic reminiscent of Joanne Harris' Daily Telegraph Lily has grown up believing she accidentally killed her mother when she was four. She not only has her own memory of holding the gun, but her father's account of the event. Now fourteen, she yearns for her mother, and for forgiveness. Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her father, she has only one friend: Rosaleen, a black servant whose sharp exterior hides a tender heart. South Carolina in the sixties is a place where segregation is still considered a cause worth fighting for. When racial tension explodes one summer afternoon, and Rosaleen is arrested and beaten, Lily is compelled to act. Fugitives from justice and from Lily's harsh and unyielding father, they follow a trail left by the woman who died ten years before. Finding sanctuary in the home of three beekeeping sisters, Lily starts a journey as much about her understanding of the world, as about the mystery surrounding her mother.

Book of Bees

Book of Bees Author Piotr Socha
ISBN-10 0500650950
Year 2016-09-22
Pages 72
Language en
Publisher Thames & Hudson
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How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight.