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The Life and Times of the Honeybee
By: Charles Micucci

Why do beekeepers use smoke machines when collecting honey? Can a bee really sting only once? Why do bees “dance?” In concise, detailed text and abundant illustrations that range from the humorous to the scientific, Charles Micucci offers a wide-ranging and spirited introductions to the life cycle, social organization, and history of one of the world’s most useful insects. He includes information on how bees make honey, what a beekeeper does, and products that contain beeswax—everything from lipstick to waxes for buffing surfboards....