The Revolution in Honey Production
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On the true nature of honeybees
For 45 million years now, colony-forming honeybees have borne a considerable proportion of the ecosystem on their shoulders. Natural selection has ensured that only the best-adapted bee colonies have survived the long periods of evolutionary change. Torben Schiffer documents how and why these fascinating insects survive, far from human impacts, and contrasts their life in honey-producing hive conditions with their life in the wild. The author argues both passionately and convincingly for a nature conservation programme for this key species. Accordingly, on the basis of his own observations, he has established the world’s first conservation concept for treatment-free beekeeping as appropriate to the species.