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By Tammy Horn

Queen bee. employee bees. Busy as a bee. those words have formed perceptions of ladies for hundreds of years, yet how did those stereotypes commence? who're the ladies who retain bees and what do we research from them? Beeconomy examines the attention-grabbing evolution of the connection among ladies and bees all over the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, ladies have participated within the pragmatic facets of honey looking and within the extra complicated talents linked to beekeeping as hive expertise has complex in the course of the centuries.

Synthesizing some of the features of hive-related items, reminiscent of beewax and cosmetics, in addition to the extra really good talents of queen construction and knowledge-based economies of study and technology, famous bee professional Tammy Horn records how and why ladies may still give some thought to being beekeepers. the ladies profiled within the ebook recommend methods of dealing with careers, gender discrimination, motherhood, marriage, and single-parenting -- all whereas having fun with the neighborhood created by way of girls who paintings with honey bees. Horn reveals in beekeeping a chance for a brand new sustainable financial system, person who takes into account surroundings, teenagers, and relations wishes.

Beeconomy not in simple terms explores globalization, meals historical past, gender stories, and politics; it's a collective name to action.

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