The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies

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Harvard University Press #ad - All highly cooperative groups share basic problems: of allocating their members among tasks so that more urgent needs are met before less urgent ones, and of coordinating individual actions into a coherent whole. By comparing such systems in different species, Seeley argues, we can deepen our understanding of the mechanisms that make close cooperation a reality.

The results of his research--including studies of the shaking signal, and other, more subtle means by which information is exchanged among bees--offer the clearest, and waggle dance, tremble dance, most detailed picture available of how a highly integrated animal society works. By showing how several thousand bees function together as an integrated whole to collect the nectar, and water that sustain the life of the hive, pollen, Seeley sheds light on one of the central puzzles of biology: how units at one level of organization can work together to form a higher-level entity.

In explaining why a hive is organized the way it is, economics, animal and human sociology, cell biology, Seeley draws on the literature of molecular biology, and operations research. In his investigations, thomas Seeley has sought the answer to the question of how a colony of bees is organized to gather its resources.

The Wisdom of the Hive: The Social Physiology of Honey Bee Colonies #ad - It describes and illustrates the results of more than fifteen years of elegant experimental studies conducted by the author. Used book in Good Condition. This book is about the inner workings of one of nature's most complex animal societies: the honey bee colony. He compares the honey bee colony to other functionally organized groups: multicellular organisms, colonies of marine invertebrates, and human societies.

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Honeybee Democracy

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Princeton University Press #ad - 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. 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.

. 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, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, a leader's influence should be minimized, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution.

Honeybee Democracy #ad - 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 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.

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. 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.

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.

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The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism

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Springer #ad - No quibbles returns. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. New. Indeed, there are remarkable parallels between the functional organization of a swarming honeybee colony and vertebrate brains. Mint Condition. Tis book, already translated into ten languages, may at frst sight appear to be just about honeybees and their biology.

Te book destroys the cute notion of bees as anthropomorphic icons of busy self-sacr -i fcing individuals and presents us with the reality of the colony as an integrated and independent being―a “superorganism”―with its own, almost eerie, emergent group intelligence. Stead, and communication between individuals, through a network of integrated control systems and fee- backs, the colony - rives at consensus decisions from the bottom up through a type of “swarm intelligence”.

The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism #ad - We are s- prised to learn that no single bee, from queen through drone to sterile worker, has the oversight or control over the colony. It c- tains, however, a number of deeper messages related to some of the most basic and important principles of modern biology. Guaranteed packaging. Princeton University Press.

Te bees are merely the actors that take us into the realm of phys- ology, genetics, biophysics and learning, reproduction, and that introduce us to the principles of natural selection underlying the evolution of simple to complex life forms.

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The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild

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Princeton University Press #ad - Mint Condition. He shows beekeepers how to use the principles of natural selection to guide their practices, and he offers a new vision of how beekeeping can better align with the natural habits of honey bees. Engagingly written and deeply personal, The Lives of Bees reveals how we can become better custodians of honey bees and make use of their resources in ways that enrich their lives as well as our own.

Drawing on the latest science as well as insights from his own pioneering fieldwork, he describes in extraordinary detail how honey bees live in nature and shows how this differs significantly from their lives under the management of beekeepers. New. How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world’s managed bee coloniesHumans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild.

No quibbles returns. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. The lives of bees is thomas seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive―and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.

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The Biology of the Honey Bee

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Harvard University Press #ad - Mint Condition. He recreates for us the complex infrastructure of the nest, and drones, describes the highly specialized behavior of workers, queens, and examines in detail the remarkable ability of the honey bee colony to regulate its functions according to events within and outside the nest. No quibbles returns.

Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. Thorough, and lucidly written, well-illustrated, this book will for many years be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and beekeepers alike. Princeton University Press. Winston integrates into his discussion the results of recent studies, bringing into sharp focus topics of current bee research.

These include the exquisite architecture of the nest and its relation to bee physiology; the intricate division of labor and the relevance of a temporal caste structure to efficient functioning of the colony; and, finally, the life-death struggles of swarming, supersedure, and mating that mark the reproductive cycle of the honey bee.

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Harvard University Press. In the first broad treatment of honey bee biology to appear in decades, Mark Winston provides rare access to the world of this extraordinary insect. In a bright and engaging style Winston probes the dynamics of the honey bee's social organization. Guaranteed packaging.

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

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Princeton University Press #ad - Whether you're a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, Following the Wild Bees is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists. Thomas seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it.

Following the wild bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Guaranteed packaging. New. No quibbles returns. University Press Group Ltd. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon.

Princeton University Press. Following the wild bees is both a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world and a guide to the ingenious methods that compose the craft of the bee hunter. Seeley explains how one finds a patch of flowers humming with honey bees, and then releases and follows them, old building, captures and sumptuously feeds the bees, back to their secret residence in a hollow tree, step-by-step in whatever direction they fly, or abandoned hive.

Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting #ad - The bee hunter's reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving new insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild. Drawing on decades of experience as a bee hunter and bee biologist, personal insights, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colorful historical anecdotes, and beautiful photos.

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First Lessons in Beekeeping

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Dadant & Sons #ad - First lessons in beekeeping introduces the prospective beekeeper to the basics of beekeeping through easy-to-understand text and numerous color photos on honey bee biology, beekeeping equipment, honey production and processing, management, as well as disease diagnosis and treatment. In the preface to this book, author keith delaplane says of his first book on beekeeping, "Its pages opened to me a golden world of honey bees and beekeeping and guided my stumbling steps that first spring season.

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

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Princeton University Press #ad - Whether you’re a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, this book is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists. Guaranteed packaging. Princeton University Press. Harvard University Press. New. Weaving informative discussions of bee biology with colorful anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos, Thomas Seeley describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it.

Following the Wild Bees: The Craft and Science of Bee Hunting #ad - The bee hunter’s reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild. Dispatch same day for order received before 12 noon. A how-to book on an exhilarating outdoor activity and a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural worldFollowing the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today.

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100 Plants to Feed the Bees: Provide a Healthy Habitat to Help Pollinators Thrive

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The xerces society for invertebrate conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, butterflies, and trees that support bees, herbs, moths, shrubs, and hummingbirds. No quibbles returns. New. Used book in Good Condition. Guaranteed packaging. 239 pp. Written by the Xerces Society the global authority on insects and other invertebrates.

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The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America's Bees

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Princeton University Press #ad - Ideal for amateur naturalists and experts alike, describing key identification features, diets, nesting habits, it gives detailed accounts of every bee family and genus in North America, distributions, and more. Provides the most comprehensive and accessible guide to all bees in the United States and CanadaFeatures more than 900 full-color photosOffers helpful identification tips and pointers for studying beesIncludes a full chapter on how to attract bees to your backyard Princeton University Press.

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Honey Bee Biology and Beekeeping, Revised Edition

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Wicwas Press #ad - Princeton University Press. Comprehensive, assessable and now updated and illustrated with hundreds of color photographs and illustrations. Widely considered the most complete beekeeping textbook, covering a vast array of topics of bee biology and colony management. Includes 100 plant profiles with planting tips, blooming info and the quality of honey the nectar produces.

Paperback. 239 pp. Written by the Xerces Society the global authority on insects and other invertebrates. The revised edition features the addition of full color throughout the book, extensive revision of photography and artwork and thoroughly updated materials. Used book in Good Condition. It does not oversimplify, and provides a meaningful source of beekeeping information for the new and informed beekeeper.

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