This book contains a detailed guide to bees and bee-keeping, with chapters on history, anatomy, habits, common problems, and much more. Profusely illustrated and full of timeless information, "A Book about Bees" constitutes a must-read for modern bee-keepers and is not to be missed by collectors of vintage bee-keeping literature. Contents include: "The Cottage Bee-keepers' Home", "Wild Bees and Flowers", "Italian Bee", "Queen, Worker, and Drone Bees", "The Queen and Her Attendants", "Queen Cells in Different Stages", "The Cottager and his Bees", "Hiving a Swarm", "The Head, Thorax", "Abdomen", "Of a Bee", "Wing of a Bee", "Egg and Larvae of the Bee", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on Bee-keeping.