Bees and Honey, by Michael WeilerSteiner Books
We all know that bees make honey. They mystery for most of us is what happens between the time when those bees are buzzing around our garden and when we stick our knife in the jar. Based on careful observation and years of experience, Michael Weiler reveals the secret life of bees. He looks at all aspects of a bee's life and work and vividly describes their remarkable world.Did you know, for example, that it takes approximately 12,000 bee hours to produce a single jar of honey? If bees earned minimum wages, one jar would cost almost $100,000 (plus retail markup).Here is a fascinating book for anyone interested in the intricacies of nature and the life of these fascinating insects.