Essex Bees
The Rise and Fall of Bees
Jul 29th, 2018

I found this book review in The Economist and bought it straightaway. I've started reading it and, so far, it's everything I hoped it would be:


 


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Essex Bees
Honey Bees Beard to Beat the Heat
Jul 29th, 2018

Did you know that one bee has to fly approximately 90,000 miles (144,841 kilometres), or about three times around the Earth, and gather nectar from some 2 million flowers to make a mere 1 pound (0.45 kilograms) of honey? That's a lot of work for just one little Apis mellifera. So it's a good thing honey bees are well-organized, task-oriented insects who stick together like family in colonies of several thousand workers per hive.


And did you know that the honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by humans (unless, of course, cockroach milk takes off and becomes a thing)? And that honey is nature's perfect food?


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