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Eva Crane, The World History of Honey Hunting and Beekeeping

 
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Adam Rose
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:51 am    Post subject: Eva Crane, The World History of Honey Hunting and Beekeeping Reply with quote

Some pictures I took for a talk to the Lancashire Natural Beekeepers group yesterday, and a presentation with some of the words I used, or meant to use : https://www.dropbox.com/sh/axyi79um4wv7bvr/AAAoYZ15RP2vyuzph4h_Hii7a?dl=0
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great talk about an interesting book written by a fascinating woman!

Pity the book is so expensive.....

Thanks again, Adam.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So humans and bees have clearly not co-evolved, unlike other domesticated animals.

Thanks for posting this Adam. Fascinating stuff.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bees were fully evolved long before we showed up, and we have done nothing to 'improve' them, so they cannot be described as 'domesticated' at all, IMO.
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No argument there, Phil. I should have written 'unlike the case for domesticated animals'.

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