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Queendom Of The Honey Bees | by Phillip C. Lance



In attractive English, free from technicalities, the author, without sacrificing accuracy, has delineated the life history, the structural adaptation, and the wonders, social and economic, of the bee's activities. The story is of general interest because the seeming intelligent life of the honey bee is the prototype of the social and economic security which is the universal objective of nations.

TitleQueendom Of The Honey Bees
AuthorPhillip C. Lance
PublisherThe Telegraph Press
Year1938
Copyright1938, The Telegraph Press
AmazonQueendom Of The Honey Bees

Verses by C. V. Lance Haddonfield, New Jersey

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-Foreword
Nature study is an important part of education. Insects seem to the author understressed. In recognition of this need the QueeNdom or the Honey Rees is submitted for schools, for all who live rural li...
-Chapter One. A Queen Is Born
Honey bees sail across the summer skies. They visit the fragrant flowers to gather the golden pollen and the sweet nectars from them. They load themselves with the precious wealth of meadows and trees...
-A Queen Is Born. Continued
The queen is larger and her body is formed to carry millions of eggs. The queen does not have a honey sac and her tongue is not strong enough for honey gathering. She has no wax pockets or pollen bas...
-Chapter Two. The Wedding Flight
We are back at the hive. The wedding flight of the queen will soon occur. Before we came, she had gone out to locate landmarks and to test her wings. The sky today is bright and the sunshine paints t...
-Chapter Three. The Swarm
We enter the hive for our third visit with the bees. The guards at the door eye us with suspicion. The air in the hive is hot and sultry. When we wander through the hive, we find the storerooms overfl...
-Chapter Four. Home Builders
From the Modern Hive to the Tree Let us follow the bees to their new home which is in a hollow tree. They find nothing but dreary emptiness and total darkness when they come to the tree. However, th...
-Home Builders. Continued
He places the ladder against the limb of the tree and climbs it, carrying his rope and saw with him. The bees are too happy and too full of honey to sting him. He ties the rope about the limb near the...
-Chapter Five. The Drone's Story
We are curious to learn more about the work of the bees hut we can't remain longer in the hive. When we leave we pass before another hive where a drone is lounging about. We ask him to tell us more ab...
-Chapter Six. Out In The Open Where The Honey Flows The Bee At Work
The short days of winter have changed to the longer ones of spring. The bees have stopped for a long time now in their comfortable hives. However, the warmer rays of the sun warn us that they soon wil...
-Out In The Open Where The Honey Flows The Bee At Work. Part 2
Fig. A. -(A) Tongue, (B) Labial Palpi, (C) Maxillae Fig. B. -(A) Tongue, (B) Esophagus, (C) Honey Sack, (D) Digesting Stomach, (E) Malpighian Tubes, (F) Small Intestine, (G) Large Intestine The Ton...
-Out In The Open Where The Honey Flows The Bee At Work. Part 3
Magnified Sting When we look at the little sting closely, we see that it is in three parts. It has a hollow groove through the center, in which two little barbed spears move up and down. When Miss ...
-Chapter Seven. We Visit A Bee Farm
We are on our way to visit the Fern County Apiary or bee farm. Driving through the fragrant fields in the country with the glorious sun shining on us is very pleasant. We arrive at the farm where ever...
-We Visit A Bee Farm. Part 2
The best hive is made so a beekeeper can get into it easily when he wishes to work among the honey combs. It should have plenty of space where the bees may store the honey and ample room for a brood ...
-We Visit A Bee Farm. Part 3
Ted inserts a sharp hive tool, which is somewhat like a knife, under the edge of the cover and lifts it free. We stand quietly, very careful not to jar any of the nearby hives. Hive covers and frames ...
-We Visit A Bee Farm. Part 4
The uncapped combs are placed in the basket. As the handle is turned, the basket whirls about and the honey is drained from the combs. The extracted honey runs to the bottom of the can and is drawn of...
-We Visit A Bee Farm. Part 5
During lunch in the pleasant dining room, we listen to many interesting stories of beekeeping. The men at the table begin to talk about robber bees. We listen closely and learn many things about them....
-Chapter Eight. Bee Enemies
Throughout the earth, from the frozen wastes of the Arctic to the steaming jungles of the tropics, countless millions of insects live and die in a never-ending struggle for food, shelter, and an oppor...
-Bee Enemies. Continued
Bee lice may be found in a hive. This insect is another enemy of the bees. This little pest is not a very serious enemy and may better be called a nuisance. The lice usually live on the body of the q...
-Chapter Nine. Wintering Bees
Wintering bees is a very important part of bee culture in the colder parts of our country. In the Northern part of our country where long, cold, snowy winters occur, hives must be wintered indoors or ...
-Chapter Ten. What The Bees Produce
The busy bees have entertained us with their stories and their actions. We have enjoyed our trips through their homes, at the bee farm, and in the fields; and yet many things which we have seen leave ...
-What The Bees Produce. Continued
The drone pauses then he settles himself like some great judge, to await our next question. We ask, Where do the bees get the wax to make their cells? He explains, Beeswax is made in the bodies ...
-Chapter Eleven. The End Of The Drones
The days of autumn are here. The dancing lightness of spring has changed to the plodding pace of fall. The green of the trees, except where a startling red can he see, is less brilliant now. Tumblewee...
-Chapter Twelve. Value Of The Bees
Almost a million people in the United States alone are engaged in keeping bees for the production of honey. Many thousands more carry on the sales and marketing of this increasingly important crop. H...
-Chapter Thirteen. Why The Bees Work
Our journeys through Bee land have made us admire the skillful little creatures which we have seen there. Their work is beautiful and accurate. Their community life is pleasing and brings the greatest...









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