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Published June 1st 1990 by A.I. Root Co.
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Mar 24, 2008 rated it really liked it
I have been intrigued by the bee behavior detailed in this book - such as reproductive tendencies (Cape Bees are known for developing queens parthenogenetically) and social behavior (Swarming or working together to ventilate a hive).

It has also been good to learn about historical beekeeping practices such as how we came to use a 10 frame hive (Langstroth, 1852) and who came up with the smoker (Moses Quinby, 1875). Of course, how smoke works on bees in the first place is another aspect altogether
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