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Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting

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Author:
Thome D Seeley

The craft and science of bee hunting by Thomas D Seeley.
Hardback. 164 pages.
This is a delightful foray in to the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practised widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley is a world authority on honey bees and vividly describes the history and science behind this technique that tracks foraging bees back to their home.
Drawing on decades of experience as abee hunter and bee biologist, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colourful historical anecdotes, personal insights and beautiful photos.
Bee hunting or bee lining is more than an arcane sport. It is rapidly becoming an essential skill for researchers tracking down both feral bees and colonies that may harbour disease or other biosecurity threats.
With this book, you can learn the skillsfrom a master -- skills as old as humankind and much older than beekeeping itself. For long before humans kept and manage