Book reveals wild honeybees’ biology, with insights for beekeepers

While human relations with honeybees date back about 4,500 years, little has been known about how bees live in the wild.

Now, a new book describes the biology and behaviors of wild honeybees and takes lessons from nature to inform small-scale beekeepers on how to manage their hives to better face modern challenges.

The book, “The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild” (Princeton University Press, 2019), by Thomas Seeley

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