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QueenSpotting: Meet the Remarkable Queen Bee and Discover the Drama at the Heart of the Hive; Includes 48 Queenspotting Challenges

Category: Book
By (author): Kearney, Hilary
Subject:  NATURE / Animals / Insects & Spiders
  NATURE / Essays
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
  TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Beekeeping
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
Published: April 2019
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 128
Size: 8.00in x 7.00in
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$ 29.95
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From The Publisher*At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill. In QueenSpotting, experienced beekeeper and professional "swarm catcher" Hilary Kearney challenges readers to "spot the queen" with 48 fold-out visual puzzles - vivid up-close photos of the queen hidden among her many subjects.

QueenSpotting celebrates the unique, fascinating life of the queen bee chronicles of royal hive happenings such as The Virgin Death Match, The Nuptual Flight - when the queen mates with a cloud of male drones high in the air - and the dramatic Exodus of the Swarm from the hive. Readers will thrill at Kearney's adventures in capturing these swarms from the strange places they settle, including a Jet Ski, a couch, a speed boat, and an owl's nesting box. Fascinating, fun, and instructive, backyard beekeepers and nature lovers alike will find reason to return to the pages again and again.
From The Publisher*Popular urban beekeeper Hilary Kearney challenges nature lovers, science fans, and beekeepers alike to "spot the queen" in 48 amazing fold-out photo challenges, accompanied by stories of the dramatic life of the queen honey bee and stories of swarm-capturing adventures.
Review Quote*"Entertaining and educational. A great read for bee lovers and new-bees alike!" - Melissa Hayes, MinuteEarth

"What a trip! Delightfully written and technically accurate, Queenspotting peeks into the queen's domain. With fresh prose and charming stories from the field, Kearney leads you through the intricacies of hive life and royal behavior. But more than that, the book is just plain fun. I couldn't rest until I spotted every wily monarch!" - Rusty Burlew,

"Hilary Kearney writes lyrically, specifically, and succinctly, in a way that communicates her fascination and wonder while being factually accurate. Anyone interested in bees will enjoy this book." - Michael Bush, author of The Practical Beekeeper