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This fascinating volume comprises a comprehensive treatise on the honey bee, with information on anatomy, physiology, and natural history. Complete with detailed illustrations and diagrams, and containing a veritable wealth of interesting information on bees, this text constitutes a must-have for the serious bee-keeper or bee-enthusiast, and makes for a great addition to collections of bee-related literature. The chapters include: 'The Bee Community', 'The Natural History of the Honey Bee', 'Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee', 'Hermaphrodite and Freak Bees', 'Albino Bees', 'Anatomy and Physiology of the Honey Bee', 'Hairs', 'Head', 'Mouth Parts', 'A New Light on the Sexual Organs of the Queen and Drone Honey Bees', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on bee-keeping.