By Allison Wallace
–from A Keeper of Bees
Allison Wallace’s devotion to honeybees and their remarkable, intensely lived lives begun years in the past, while she used to be residing in a cabin within the North Carolina woods. Ever on the grounds that then, anywhere she has referred to as domestic, Wallace has stored corporation with bees. Now she offers us the honeybee in all its glory, dancing “the nice, by no means totally knowable ecological dance,” striving like different creatures and vegetation to be all it may be in its brief lifestyles.
With a philosopher’s notion and a scientist’s wisdom, Wallace interweaves the evidence of honeybee biology with reflections on hope, intimacy, paintings, evolution, reminiscence, and residential. She stocks the joys of in detail staring at hundreds of thousands of busy bees cozily ensconced of their brilliantly designed, completely weatherproofed hive. She muses at the girl staff’ unceasing task, and at the male drones’ idleness as each one awaits his acrobatic midair mating with the queen, through his immediate loss of life. She marvels on the cosseted queen, upon whom the way forward for the hive depends.
From the Hardcover edition.
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