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The Resource The bee : a natural history, Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, with Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Dr. Andrea Quigley

The bee : a natural history, Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, with Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Dr. Andrea Quigley

Label
The bee : a natural history
Title
The bee
Title remainder
a natural history
Statement of responsibility
Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, with Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Dr. Andrea Quigley
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, while the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects are measured in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet
  • Earth is home to more than 20,000 bee species, from fluorescent-colored orchid bees and sweat bees to flower-nesting squash bees and leaf-cutter bees. This book takes an incomparable look at this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, delving into how it came to be, where it stands today, and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike
  • *Provides an accessible, illustrated look at the human-bee relationship over time. *Features a section on beekeeping and handy go-to guides to the identification, prevention, and treatment of honey bee diseases. *Covers bee evolution, ecology, genetics, and physiology. *Includes a directory of notable bee species. *Presents a holistic approach to bee health, including organic and integrated pest management techniques. *Shows what you can do to help bee populations
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson-Rich, Noah
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Allin, Kelly
  • Carreck, Norman L.
  • Quigley, Andrea
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bees
  • Bee culture
  • Bees
  • Abeilles
  • Apiculture
  • NATURE
  • Bee culture
  • Apoidea (superfamily)
  • Bees
  • Biene
  • Imkerei
Label
The bee : a natural history, Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, with Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Dr. Andrea Quigley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution & development. The evolution of bees ; Honey hunting and beekeeping ; The different bee groups ; The evolution and development of the honey bee ; Wild bees worldwide -- Anatomy & biology. What makes bees different? ; Anatomy of a honey bee ; Flight and internal anatomy ; Bee senses ; Genetics ; Genomics and informatics ; Hormones-- the endocrine system ; Immunology ; Pests and diseases ; Reproduction ; The bee's life cycle ; Pollination -- Society & behavior. Sociality ; Pathways to eusociality ; Reproductive division of labor ; Swarming ; Communication ; Dance communication ; Olfaction ; Navigation ; Foraging behavior ; Crafting ; Nesting ; Circadian rhythms ; Thermoregulation ; Changing behavior over time : temporal polyethism ; Defense and aggression ; Parenting ; Courtship ; Sexual reproduction ; Mating systems -- Bees & humans. Ancient and modern knowledge ; Scientific research today ; An economic force ; Spirituality ; Islam, Judaism and Christianity ; Patron saints of beekeeping ; Political symbolism ; What if bees were to disappear? -- Beekeeping. The basics ; Keeping other bees ; Ancient hive designs ; Langstroth hives ; Observation hives ; Data tracking ; Urban beekeeping ; Harvesting ; "Natural" beekeeping ; Swarming ; Integrated management ; Arthropod pests ; Bacterial, fungal and viral infections -- A directory of bees. Solitary bees ; Bumble bees ; Stingless bees ; Honey bees -- The challenges faced by bees. An introduction to bee losses ; Weather and climate ; Habitat loss ; Changes in agriculture ; Modern farming ; Agrochemicals ; Pests and diseases ; Other threats to bees ; Fear of bees ; Pollinators, the environment and conservation ; Research initiatives to help bees ; How we can help the bees
Control code
877364500
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780691161358
Lccn
2014932450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)877364500
Label
The bee : a natural history, Dr. Noah Wilson-Rich, with Kelly Allin, Norman Carreck & Dr. Andrea Quigley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evolution & development. The evolution of bees ; Honey hunting and beekeeping ; The different bee groups ; The evolution and development of the honey bee ; Wild bees worldwide -- Anatomy & biology. What makes bees different? ; Anatomy of a honey bee ; Flight and internal anatomy ; Bee senses ; Genetics ; Genomics and informatics ; Hormones-- the endocrine system ; Immunology ; Pests and diseases ; Reproduction ; The bee's life cycle ; Pollination -- Society & behavior. Sociality ; Pathways to eusociality ; Reproductive division of labor ; Swarming ; Communication ; Dance communication ; Olfaction ; Navigation ; Foraging behavior ; Crafting ; Nesting ; Circadian rhythms ; Thermoregulation ; Changing behavior over time : temporal polyethism ; Defense and aggression ; Parenting ; Courtship ; Sexual reproduction ; Mating systems -- Bees & humans. Ancient and modern knowledge ; Scientific research today ; An economic force ; Spirituality ; Islam, Judaism and Christianity ; Patron saints of beekeeping ; Political symbolism ; What if bees were to disappear? -- Beekeeping. The basics ; Keeping other bees ; Ancient hive designs ; Langstroth hives ; Observation hives ; Data tracking ; Urban beekeeping ; Harvesting ; "Natural" beekeeping ; Swarming ; Integrated management ; Arthropod pests ; Bacterial, fungal and viral infections -- A directory of bees. Solitary bees ; Bumble bees ; Stingless bees ; Honey bees -- The challenges faced by bees. An introduction to bee losses ; Weather and climate ; Habitat loss ; Changes in agriculture ; Modern farming ; Agrochemicals ; Pests and diseases ; Other threats to bees ; Fear of bees ; Pollinators, the environment and conservation ; Research initiatives to help bees ; How we can help the bees
Control code
877364500
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780691161358
Lccn
2014932450
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), color maps
System control number
(OCoLC)877364500

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