Robbing the Bees

Robbing the Bees

A Biography of Honey, the Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World

Large Print - 2005
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Honey has played significant and varied roles in civilization: it is so sweet that bacteria can't survive in it, so it was our first food preservative and all-purpose wound salve. Honey wine, or mead, was the intoxicant of choice long before beer or wine existed. Hindus believe honey leads to a long life; Mohammed looked to honey as a remedy for all illness. Virgil; Aristotle; Pythagoras; Gregor Mendel; Sylvia Plath's father, Otto; and Sir Edmund Hillary are among the famous beekeepers and connoisseurs who have figured in honey's past and shaped its present.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : RB Large Print, c2005.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9781419339639
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT 638.16 Bishop 2005
Characteristics: 360 p. (large print) :,ill. ;,24 cm.


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Nov 05, 2012

Very informative, almost too much so. I found it enjoyable because I'm interested in bees, but it was saturated with facts so that it seemed like review or the same information just in different context: redundant.


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