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  1. jody
    November 24, 2011

    > I don’t have time to write a detailed review of the book

    Haha. What the hell was that you just wrote?

    • Phillip
      November 24, 2011

      Just some quick peripheral notes. There’s considerably more going on in this book than I’ve hinted at here. I wish I’d taken notes while I was reading it so I could have stopped and written out my thoughts. By this time next week, I’ll have forgotten most of what I was thinking. And my profundity will be lost. Like tears in rain.

  2. Emily Heath
    November 24, 2011

    So many people have recommended this book to me now. It’s on my Christmas wish list. I have Mark L. Winston’s The Biology of the Honey Bee, which I find very useful as a textbook when I’m trying to find the answer to something.

    • Phillip
      November 24, 2011

      Some of the science in “The Buzz About Bees” seems solid, some of it is a bit fishy, and other philosophical aspects of the book, if you want to call them that, well, I just didn’t buy into all of it. It’s possible some of the nuances were lost in the translation from German to English. The photography, however, is exceptional. Just about everything I could imagine shows up at least once and in fine (and often gross) detail.

      The book is also not what I’d call cheap — I’d call it somewhat expensive. I borrowed it from someone. I’m not sure I would have bought it on my own. Not a bad gift though.

      I’d like to own the latest edition of “The ABC & XYZ of Bee Culture,” but that’s not exactly cheap either.

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