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The Lore of the Honey-Bee

Gelesen von Steve C

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The sun shines — you know it has always shone, changeless as Time itself. With such a faith — unfounded and therefore incontestable — I came under the glow of one brave June morning, threading field after field of blossoming clover until I stood at the gate of the bee-garden over against the hill.

I raised the latch of the gate. Its sharp click drew to its full lean height a figure at the end of the garden, which was bending down in the midst of a wilderness of hives. The man came towards me coatless, his rolled-up shirt-sleeves baring wiry brown arms to the hot June sun.

The bee-master had keen grey eyes, set deep in a sun-blackened, honest face, and the ever-ready tongue of him was that of the beeman all the world over. He was ripe and willing to talk of his work, explaining what he was, and what he had done, as we slowly wandered through his domain.
(From The Lore of the Honey-Bee)
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The Lore of the Honey-Bee is an enlightening study written by a master beekeeper, the Reverend Tickner Edwardes, that covers the story of the honey bee from the earliest times through to the first decade of the twentieth century.

Starting with the mythology of the honey bee, the author leads us along historic paths to a more modern understanding of this fascinating and undervalued creature and gives an insightful and sympathetic perspective of beekeeping, based on the wisdom gained through the many years of mastering his craft. (Summary by Steve C) (9 hr 51 min)

Chapters

Introduction - The Oldest Craft Under The Sun

28:06

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The Ancients and the Honey-Bee

34:06

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The Isle Of Honey

18:59

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Bee-Masters In The Middle Ages

43:46

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At The City Gates

35:23

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The Commonwealth Of The Hive

35:14

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Early Work In The Bee-City

18:56

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The Genesis Of The Queen

47:19

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The Bride-Widow

19:15

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The Sovereign Worker-Bee

39:25

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A Romance Of Anatomy

57:16

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The Mystery Of The Swarm

42:28

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The Comb-Builders

50:40

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'Where The Bee Sucks'

29:32

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The Drone And His Story

30:45

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After The Feast

17:45

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The Modern Bee-Farm

20:08

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Bee-Keeping And The Simple Life

22:07

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