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By Allison Wallace

i used to be hooked. name it adrenaline surge, name it honeybee venom in my veins–whatever the reason, henceforth i'd desire those funky little critters in my existence. Givers of candy, thick honey, bringers forth of the end result from timber and trees and who knew what else, in addition they gave extra nutrients for notion than a physique may possibly understand what to do with.
–from A Keeper of Bees

Allison Wallace’s devotion to honeybees and their striking, intensely lived lives all started years in the past, while she was once dwelling in a cabin within the North Carolina woods. Ever because then, at any place she has referred to as domestic, Wallace has stored corporation with bees. Now she provides us the honeybee in all its glory, dancing “the nice, by no means absolutely knowable ecological dance,” striving like different creatures and vegetation to be all it may be in its brief lifestyles.
With a philosopher’s notion and a scientist’s wisdom, Wallace interweaves the proof of honeybee biology with reflections on hope, intimacy, paintings, evolution, reminiscence, and residential. She stocks the joys of in detail staring at millions of busy bees cozily ensconced of their brilliantly designed, completely weatherproofed hive. She muses at the lady staff’ unceasing task, and at the male drones’ idleness as each one awaits his acrobatic midair mating with the queen, via his quick dying. She marvels on the cosseted queen, upon whom the way forward for the hive depends.

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