Bees in America [electronic resource] : how the honey bee shaped a nation / Tammy Horn.Material type: TextPublication details: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2005Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 333 p.) : illISBN: 0813172063 (electronic bk.); 9780813172064 (electronic bk.); 9780813137728 (electronic bk.); 0813137721 (electronic bk.)Subject(s): Bee culture -- United States -- History | Honeybee -- United States -- History | Bee culture | Honeybee | Agriculture | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Agriculture -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bees in America.DDC classification: 638/.1/0973 LOC classification: SF524.5 | .H67 2005ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 301-316) and index.
pt. 1. Hiving off from Europe -- pt. 2. Establishing a new colony -- pt. 3. Swarming west during the nineteenth century -- pt. 4. Requeening a global hive.
Description based on print version record.
"Queen Bee," "busy as a bee," and "the land of milk and honey" are expressions that permeate the language within American culture. Music, movies, art, advertising, poetry, children's books, and literature all incorporate the dynamic image of the tiny, industrious honey bee into our popular imagination. Honey bees-and the values associated with them-have influenced American values for four centuries. Bees and beekeepers have represented order and stability in a country without a national religion, political party, language, or family structure. Bees in America is an enlightening cultural histo