The Quest for the Perfect Hive: A History of Innovation in Bee Culture.

2010

Hard cover (w/ dust jacket), 5.75 x 8.75 inches, 1.0 lbs, xii + 198 pages, 16 chapters, bibliography, index, numerous b&w photos and historic drawings

"Engagingly written, thoroughly engrossing, and gorgeously illustrated, this book offers a uniquely entertaining and thought-provoking perspective on the longstanding partnership between honey bees and humans." - May R. Berenbaum, entomologist, University of Illinois

The author, a North Dakota native, is dean and professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati and adjunct curator of entomology at the Cincinnati Museum Center. His other research interests involve Charles Darwin, egyptology, tiger beetles and periodical cicadas. He is editor of American Entomologist.  He is a past President of the Indiana Academy of Science and held the same position for the American Association of the Academies of Science. He will receive the IAS Distinguished Scholar Award in 2017.

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