Honeybee Democracy

Honeybee Democracy by Thomas D Seeley 

Introduced by Darren Bloodworth of C Arden Booksellers, Hay-on-Wye 

Honeybees make decisions collectively–and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building.

A remarkable and richly illustrated account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley’s pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.

Illustrated with colour photographs and text figures.

We have a new hardback copy in stock.




Plans to make Hay the first official bee-friendly town in Wales

A new group is being set up to promote pollinators like and to try and make Hay the first ever official bee-friendly town in Wales. The first meeting is on Monday 8th February, 6pm at Kilverts on Market Street in Hay-on-Wye. Everybody very welcome; if you care about nature, bees, Hay-on-wye and want more flowers and butterflies around here come along!

(Thanks to botanical and scientific illustrator and Hay resident, Lizzie Harper for this news item and use of her illustration of a bee below.)

lizzieharper bee.jpg

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