Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation

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ILLUSTRATIONS
1.1Queen and worker bees7
1.2Three types of bees8
1.3Drone bee9
1.1Skeps, Girth. How a skep is started25
1.2Skeps. Typical bell-shaped skep hive with handle25
1.3A thatch hackle tied over a skep hive; a milk pan used as a cover on a flat skep25
1.4A skep beekeeper placing his hive on an eke26
1.5Colonial husking bee31
1.6Bee gum36
2.1Continental currency from 177954
2.2Certificate of membership for the Society for the Promotion of Agriculture, Arts, & Manufacturers (New York)56
2.3Certificate of membership for the Salem Charitable Mechanic Association57
3.1Storifying using cylindrical skeps and bell-shaped top skep67
3.2Charles Alexandre Lesueur’s illustration of a bee tree80
3.3Lorenzo Langstroth86
3.4The bee space inside a straw skep88
3.5Langstroth moveable frame88
3.6Munn’s hive, showing moveable frames for examination89
3.7Langstroth frame showing “bee space”89
3.8Mormon currency94
4.1“Gone Off with the Yanks”105
4.2Seventy-second Pennsylvania flag107

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Part One- Hiving off from Europe 1
  • Introduction 3
  • Chapter 1- Bees and New World Colonialism 19
  • Part Two- Establishing a New Colony 39
  • Chapter 2- Bees and the Revolution 41
  • Part Three- Swarming West during the Nineteenth Century 63
  • Chapter 3- Before Bee Space 1801–1860 65
  • Chapter 4- After Bee Space 1860–1900 101
  • Part Four- Requeening a Global Hive 143
  • Chapter 5- Early Twentieth Century Industrialization, 1901–1949 145
  • Chapter 6- Late Twentieth Century - Globalization, 1950–2000 199
  • Epilogue 251
  • Notes 263
  • Glossary 293
  • Dramatis Personae 297
  • Bibliography 301
  • Permissions 317
  • Index 319
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