Alan Chadwick a Gardener of Souls

Lecture by Alan Chadwick in New Market, Virginia, 1979


Lecture 29.2, Insect Study: The Honey Bee, Part 1

An Introduction to Alan Chadwick's Lectures and a Glossary of Terms



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For at least five million years the honey bee has existed in the same form that we know it now. The attitude of the bees to the beekeeper. Observations of ancient writers on the subject of bees. The process of opening a bee hive. The queen, the drones, and the workers. The cleanliness of the hive. Perception among the bees. The structure of the hive with brood chamber below, super above, and queen excluder between. Different forms of development and birth of the three types of bee and their relation to the period of rotation of the sun. Activity in the hive at the beginning of spring. Protection against intruders. (29:46)



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