H. R. Hepburn

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    Honeybee Nests

    Composition, Structure, Function

      H. R. Hepburn

      C. W. W. Pirk

    This work, a sequel to Honeybees and Wax published nearly 30 years ago, starts with a brief introduction and discussion of nesting sites, their spaces and densities, self-organisation of nest contents, and interspecific utilisation of beeswax. The following chapters cover communication by vibrations and scents and wax secretion, and discuss the queen in relation to the combs. Discussions on completed…

    Honeybees and Wax

    An Experimental Natural History

      H. R. Hepburn

    "Instead of dirt and poison we have rather chosen to fill our hives with honey and wax; thus furnishing mankind with the two noblest of things, which are sweetness and light." Mindful of Swift's dictum, this compila¬≠tion is offered as an exhaustive coverage of the literature (ancient to modern) on the synthesis and secretion of beeswax, its elaboration into combs,…