all know that bees make honey. They mystery for most of us is what
happens between the time when those bees are buzzing around our garden
and when we stick our knife in the jar. Based on careful observation
and years of experience, Michael Weiler reveals the secret life of
bees. He looks at all aspects of a bee’s life and work and vividly
describes their remarkable world.
Did you know, for example, that it takes approximately 12,000 bee hours
to produce a single jar of honey? If bees earned minimum wages, one jar
would cost almost $100,000 (plus retail markup).
Here is a fascinating book for anyone interested in the intricacies of nature and the life of these fascinating insects.
has lived in Kassel since 1985 and is the father of five. In 1982, he
began beekeeping while studying agriculture. After working as an
agricultural consultant, he attended the teacher training at the free
Rudolf Steiner School in Kassel and taught at the Jean Paul School
until 1996. He currently does research in biodynamics. He is editor of
the magazine Lebendige Erde. Since 1992, he has helped to
develop guidelines for approaches to ecological beekeeping and leads
seminars on the life of bees and healthy beekeeping.|