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The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism
The Buzz about Bees: Biology of a Superorganism
by Jürgen Tautz
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £21.99

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellence in bee research, 29 Dec. 2008
The Buzz About Bees: Biology of a Superorganism

As a long serving beekeeper ( over 45 years) I think I have probably read over 150 books about bees. Jurgen Tautz's book is by far one of the best books on the subject I have found. His research is not only meticulous and innovative it is also thought provoking. I have to admit I thought I knew a lot about bees but in every chapter of this book something new was found. The book is written in a very readable style even if you know nothing about bees. Helga Heilman has put together a portfolio of photographs that are exceptional.

I can find nothing in the book that I dislike, it was a joy to read and I will be constantly revisiting it in years to come. As a beekeeping teacher this book is at the top of my reading list for my students.


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