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Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation

by Tammy Horn

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""Queen Bee,"" ""busy as a bee,"" and ""the land of milk and honey"" are expressions that permeate the language within American culture. Music, movies, art, advertising, poetry, children's books, and literature all incorporate the dynamic image of the tiny, industrious honey bee into our popular imagination. Honey bees -- and the values associated with them -- have influenced American values for four centuries. Bees and beekeepers have represented order and stability in a country without a national religion, political party, language, or family structure. Bees in America is an enlightening… (more)
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A very readable mix of history, apiology and culture. A nice starter book on bees and their importance to human society. ( )
  JNSelko | Nov 20, 2008 |
Honey bees have been a part of American history for four hundred years. This book traces the cultural history of bees and beekeeping throughout history. ( )
  eduscapes | Nov 27, 2006 |
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""Queen Bee,"" ""busy as a bee,"" and ""the land of milk and honey"" are expressions that permeate the language within American culture. Music, movies, art, advertising, poetry, children's books, and literature all incorporate the dynamic image of the tiny, industrious honey bee into our popular imagination. Honey bees -- and the values associated with them -- have influenced American values for four centuries. Bees and beekeepers have represented order and stability in a country without a national religion, political party, language, or family structure. Bees in America is an enlightening

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