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Plan Bee Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Hardest-Working Creatures on ThePla Net

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ISBN-10: 0399535985

ISBN-13: 9780399535987

Edition: N/A

Authors: Susan Brackney

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Honeybees get their due in this delightfully illustrated, fact-filled work that offers a guided tour through the history, folklore, and function of the hardest-working creatures on the planet.
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Book details

List price: $13.95
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.330
Language: English

Susan Brackney is a beekeeper and nature writer whose articles have appeared in the New York Times, Plenty, Organic Gardening and elsewhere. She is also an avid gardener, an expert on sustainability and the author of The Insatiable Gardener's Guide and The Lost Soul Companion.

Introduction: The Birds and the Bees
The Buzz About Bees
On Being a Bee
Honeybee Impostors
The Bee Family Tree
Oops...
Who's Who in the Hive
Girl Power
The Lazy, Yawning Drones
Cue the Barry White
Honeybee Destinies
They Are What They Eat
The Bee's Knees (and Other Bee Parts)
Bees by the Numbers
Just a Teaspoon for Me, Please...
What Honey Is and Is Not
Waxing Philosophical
What Makes a Bee a Bee
The Head
The Thorax
The Stickiest Stuff on Earth
The Abdomen
Gland Central Station
The Sting
Dang It!
Bees and the Bigger Picture
Bee Souls, Legends, and Lore
The Letters Bee
Bee Movies, Bee Beards, and Bee-kinis
Honeybee Perils
Why Bees Matter
Pests and Pestilence
Small but Mite-y
Stressed-Out Bees
The Biggest Threat Yet
A Beekeeper's Life
A (Brief) History of Beekeeping
Death and Taxes
Other Early Beekeepers
America's Honeybee Patriots
Putting the "Bee" in B-52
Got Bees?
Building a Better Bee
A Beekeeper's Honey-Do List
Bees in the Trees
If You See a Swarm
To Bee or Not to Bee
Pleasing the Bees
Other Guests You'll Meet
Water, Water, Everywhere
The Honeybee Calendar
The Sweet Life
Honey Extraction 101
More Tools of the Trade
Tortured Honey Versus Tasty Honey
"Mad" Honey
Honey and the "Halo Effect"
Caveat Emptor
Yummy Honey Recipes
Minding Your Beeswax
Other Bee Goods
For the Good of Bees
Final Note
Who Needs Chickens Anyway?
Afterword
Further Reading and Resources
Permissions
Index