Author: Jürgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
»Fleißig sind die Bienen nicht, aber sie machen glücklich. Garantiert.« (Jürgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen) Warum dürfen bei den Bienen die Jungs nicht bleiben, wenn es kuschelig wird? Und was hat es mit den sexuellen Ausschweifungen einer jungen Königin auf sich? Dieses Buch gibt die Antworten. Es erzählt vom Leben in einem Bienenvolk und lädt ein zu einem Gang durch die Honigfabrik, die es betreibt. Eine Welt voller eigenwilliger Typen, cleverer Praktiken und verblüffender Regelwerke. Denn auch wenn es so aussieht, als herrsche bei den Bienen vor allem anarchische Krabbelei: Sie haben einen Plan, den sie mit erstaunlichem Geschick, faszinierenden Fähigkeiten und in beeindruckender Teamarbeit umsetzen. Alles über unser Lieblingsinsekt Das Leben im Bienenvolk - endlich anschaulich erzählt Die spannendsten Entdeckungen und größten Geheimnisse der Bienenforschung Warum Menschen und Bienen nur miteinander überleben
The Honey Factory
Author: Jürgen Tautz, Diedrich Steen
Publisher: Black Inc.
Bee hives might look like seething anarchy at first glance, but bees know exactly what they are doing. The universe of the beehive is an intricately organised, delicately balanced ecosystem. From the mighty queen to the lowliest worker bees, each bee plays its part in the whole. The Honey Factory plunges the reader into the invisible life of a bee colony and reveals the secrets of this fascinating world. How do worker bees come to a collective decision? What does the honeybees’ waggling dance communicate? What provokes the sexual excesses of the young queen bee? And why is the precious relationship between humans and bees a matter of species survival? Combining the most fascinating scientific discoveries and greatest secrets in bee research, The Honey Factory answers these questions and more.
Die Intelligenz der Bienen
Author: Randolf Menzel, Matthias Eckoldt
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
Faszination Honigbienen - wie sie denken, planen und fühlen Wir lieben die Bienen nicht nur, weil sie süßen Honig produzieren. Sie gehören zu den wichtigsten und intelligentesten Nutztieren der Erde. Ohne ihre Bestäubung stünde es schlecht um die Welternährung. Und sie können noch viel mehr: Ihr kleines Gehirn denkt, plant, zählt und träumt sogar. Den bekannten Berliner Hirnforscher Randolf Menzel erstaunen sie nach fünf Jahrzehnten intensiver Forschung noch immer. Endlich hat er, zusammen mit Wissenschaftsjournalist Matthias Eckoldt, sein gesammeltes Bienenwissen aufgeschrieben.
The Buzz about Bees
Author: Jürgen Tautz
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Tis book, already translated into ten languages, may at frst sight appear to be just about honeybees and their biology. It c- tains, however, a number of deeper messages related to some of the most basic and important principles of modern biology. Te bees are merely the actors that take us into the realm of phys- ology, genetics, reproduction, biophysics and learning, and that introduce us to the principles of natural selection underlying the evolution of simple to complex life forms. Te book destroys the cute notion of bees as anthropomorphic icons of busy self-sacr -i fcing individuals and presents us with the reality of the colony as an integrated and independent being—a “superorganism”—with its own, almost eerie, emergent group intelligence. We are s- prised to learn that no single bee, from queen through drone to sterile worker, has the oversight or control over the colony. - stead, through a network of integrated control systems and fee- backs, and communication between individuals, the colony - rives at consensus decisions from the bottom up through a type of “swarm intelligence”. Indeed, there are remarkable parallels between the functional organization of a swarming honeybee colony and vertebrate brains.
Spannend und spektakulär – Alles über Pilze, die wahren Herrscher der Welt Es gibt sie überall: im Tiefseeboden, in erstarrter Lava, auf der Raumstation ISS – und in uns. Pilze sind weder Tier noch Pflanze und dennoch Lebewesen, die miteinander kommunizieren, Freund und Feind zugleich sind. Meist bleiben sie im Verborgenen, doch ohne sie würde es unsere Wälder, unser Klima und vielleicht das Leben selbst nicht geben. Der Biologe Robert Hofrichter führt uns in eine Welt bizarrer, komplexer Lebewesen voll überraschender Partnerschaften, verblüffender Fakten und ungelöster Rätsel. Kenntnisreich, humorvoll und lebendig öffnet er uns die Augen für das unsichtbare Öko-Universum, das sich unter unseren Füßen – und nicht nur dort! – erstreckt. Spannend und spektakulär – alles über die verborgene Welt der Pilze Für alle Leser von Peter Wohlleben
Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Honeybees make decisions collectively--and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees. In the late spring and early summer, as a bee colony becomes overcrowded, a third of the hive stays behind and rears a new queen, while a swarm of thousands departs with the old queen to produce a daughter colony. Seeley describes how these bees evaluate potential nest sites, advertise their discoveries to one another, engage in open deliberation, choose a final site, and navigate together--as a swirling cloud of bees--to their new home. Seeley investigates how evolution has honed the decision-making methods of honeybees over millions of years, and he considers similarities between the ways that bee swarms and primate brains process information. He concludes that what works well for bees can also work well for people: any decision-making group should consist of individuals with shared interests and mutual respect, a leader's influence should be minimized, debate should be relied upon, diverse solutions should be sought, and the majority should be counted on for a dependable resolution. An impressive exploration of animal behavior, Honeybee Democracy shows that decision-making groups, whether honeybee or human, can be smarter than even the smartest individuals in them.
The Bee Book
The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you need to know to start your own backyard hive, from setup to harvest. Practical beekeeping techniques are explained with clear step-by-step sequences, photos, and diagrams so you'll be prepared to establish your own colony, deal with diseases, collect a swarm, and much more. A comprehensive gardening chapter features planting plans to fill container and border gardens, bee "hotel" and habitat projects, and an at-a-glance flower gallery of bees' favorite plants. The Bee Book also shows you how to harvest honey, beeswax, and propolis from the hive and use these ingredients in 38 recipes for home remedies, beauty treatments, and candle-making. Discover the wonder of bees in nature, in your garden, and in the hive with The Bee Book.
Zázračný svět včel
Author: Steen Dietrich, Tautz Jurgen
Publisher: Mladá fronta
Bez včel by lidský život na Zemi do čtyř let skončil, tvrdil Albert Einstein. Nejvýznamnější odborník na život včel a autor bestselleru Fenomenální včely přichazí nyní s další přelomovou knihou, v níž populárním a přístupným způsobem představuježivot v úle, který navenek vypadá jako veliký chaos, ale opak je pravdou. Včely jsou úžasna stvoření, která - navzdory tvrzení o jejich píli - umí také lenošit, vyhýbat se ukolům, zkrátka jde o bytosti, které mají své „nálady“. Po přečtení této knihyse už nikdy nebudete dívat na svět kolem nás stejně jako dosud.
The History of Bees
Author: Maja Lunde
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
“Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey” (Elle), and in the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this “spectacular and deeply moving” (Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author) novel follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins “the past, the present, and a terrifying future in a riveting story as complex as a honeycomb” (New York Times bestselling author Bryn Greenwood) that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Author: Dave Goulson
Publisher: Random House
A hunt for the world's most elusive bees leads Dave Goulson from Poland to Patagonia as well as closer to home, amongst the secret places hidden right under our noses: the abandoned industrial estates where great crested newts roam; or the rewilded estate at Knepp Castle, where, with the aid of some hairy, bluebell-eating Tamworth pigs, nightingale song has been heard for the first time in generations. Whether he is tracking great yellow bumblebees in the Hebrides or chasing orchid bees through the Ecuadorian jungle, Dave Goulson’s wit, humour and deep love of nature make him the ideal travelling companion.
Following the Wild Bees
Author: Thomas D. Seeley
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Following the Wild Bees is a delightful foray into the pastime of bee hunting, an exhilarating outdoor activity that used to be practiced widely but which few people know about today. Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind this lost pastime and how anyone can do it. Following the Wild Bees is both a unique meditation on the pleasures of the natural world and a guide to the ingenious methods that compose the craft of the bee hunter. Seeley explains how one finds a patch of flowers humming with honey bees, captures and sumptuously feeds the bees, and then releases and follows them, step-by-step in whatever direction they fly, back to their secret residence in a hollow tree, old building, or abandoned hive. The bee hunter's reward is a thrilling encounter with nature that challenges mind and body while also giving new insights into the remarkable behavior of honey bees living in the wild. Drawing on decades of experience as a bee hunter and bee biologist, Seeley weaves informative discussions of the biology of wild honey bees with colorful historical anecdotes, personal insights, and beautiful photos. Whether you're a bee enthusiast or just curious about the natural world, Following the Wild Bees is the ideal companion for newcomers to bee hunting and a rare treat for armchair naturalists.
A Sting in the Tale
Author: Dave Goulson
FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GREAT NATURE WRITERS SUCH AS E.O. WILSON AND CHARMING MEMOIRS LIKE GERALD DURRELL'S MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS, THIS FASCINATING BOOK WILL ALTER THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT BUMBLEBEES. Dave Goulson became obsessed with wildlife as a small boy growing up in rural Shropshire, starting with an increasingly exotic menagerie of pets. When his interest turned to the anatomical, there were even some ill-fated experiments with taxidermy. But bees are where Goulson's true passion lies—the humble bumblebee in particular. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the English short-haired bumblebee went extinct in the United Kingdom, but by a twist of fate still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few pairs shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's passionate quest to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes original research into the habits of these mysterious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect the bumblebee for future generations. One of the United Kingdom's most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Goulson combines lighthearted tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in the nest, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee population and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
Man Meets Dog
Author: Konrad Lorenz
In this wonderful book, the famous scientist and best-selling author, Konrad Lorenz, 'the man who talked with animals', enlightens and entertains us with his illustrated account of the unique relationship between humans and their pets. Displaying Lorenz's customary humanity and expert knowledge of animals, Man Meets Dog is also a deeply personal and entertaining account of his relationships with his own four-legged friends. With charming sketches on almost every page, Man Meets Dog offers a delightful insight into animal and human thinking and feeling. An essential companion for all lovers of dogs (and cats!).
Breeding the Honeybee
Author: Brother Adam
Publisher: Peacock Press
Author: Ivan Cankar
Publisher: Central European University Press
The novel Martin Ka?ur, which dates from 1907, tells the engrossing story of a young schoolteacher who moves from one provincial Slovene town to the next, trying to enlighten his countrymen and countrywomen but instead receiving only the mistrust and scorn of the traditional-minded and petty population. The novel is ruthless in its analysis and self-analysis of the failure of this abstract idealist. Brilliant descriptions of Slovenia's natural beauty alternate with the haze of alcoholic despair, rural violence, marital alienation, and the death of a young and beloved child. The Slovene prose writer, poet, and dramatist Cankar's characterizations of duplicitous political and religious leaders (the village priest, the mayor, other teachers, doctors, etc.) and the treacherous social scene are remarkable in their engaging clarity. No doubt the raw emotional impact of Martin Ka?ur derives partly from Cankar's portrayal of the way society isolates people, denying them sympathy and solidarity. Cankar's style here owes a debt both to naturalism and to symbolism and contains, in its sometimes frantic pace and associative interior monologues, hints of early expressionism.