Ever since men first hunted for honeycomb in rocks and daubed pictures of it on cave walls, the honeybee has been seen as one of the wonders of nature: social, industrious, beautiful, terrifying.
No other creature has inspired in humans an identification so passionate, persistent or fantastical.
In this gem of a book, award-winning writer Bee Wilson explores the magical world of the honeybee.
From the hive to honey, from beekeepers to honeymooners, via Aristotle, Shakespeare, Napoleon and Sherlock Holmes, here is a book that delights and surprises at every turn. And there is even a recipe or two.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages, Throughout
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
- Publication Date: 12/09/2005
- Category: Apiculture (beekeeping)
- ISBN: 9780719565984