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Gene Kritsky - The Quest for the Perfect Hive - 9780195385441 - V9780195385441
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The Quest for the Perfect Hive

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Description for The Quest for the Perfect Hive Hardcover. Num Pages: 216 pages, 55 black and white halftones, 79 line illustrations. BIC Classification: PSVP; PSVS; PSVT7; TVHH. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 147 x 226 x 17. Weight in Grams: 380.
Beekeeping is a sixteen-billion-dollar-a-year business. But the invaluable honey bee now faces severe threats from diseases, mites, pesticides, and overwork, not to mention the mysterious Colony Collapse Disorder, which causes seemingly healthy bees to abandon their hives en masse, never to return. In The Quest for the Perfect Hive, entomologist Gene Kritsky offers a concise, beautifully illustrated history of beekeeping, tracing the evolution of hive design from ancient Egypt to the present. Not simply a descriptive account, the book suggests that beekeeping's long history may in fact contain clues to help beekeepers ... Read more

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Oxford University Press Inc United States
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About Gene Kritsky
Gene Kritsky is a Professor of Biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, and Adjunct Curator of Entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center. He is Editor-in-chief of American Entomologist, the magazine of the Entomological Society of America.

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[A]n important quality of this book is the energy which flows through and which can almost be felt physically. Somehow, the author managed to successfully plug into the energies of hundreds and thousands of innovators and numerous beekeepers through the thousands of years long history of beekeeping. He successfully transferred a great part of this energy to us, the readers. ... Read more

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