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François Huber
New observations on the natural history of bees..
Edinburgh, Printed for W. & C. Tait, 1821.
2 p. l., [vii]-xv, 440 p. V fold. pl. 18 cm.

Call no.: QL 568 .A6 H83 1821

Blind from his late teens, the Swiss natural historian François Huber (1750-1831) became an internationally respected authority on the natural history of honey bees. His Nouvelles Observations sur les abeilles appeared in Geneva in 1802 and was first translated into English four years later. The third English edition, New Observations on the Natural History of Bees (Edinburgh, 1821), is organized as a series of letters addressing a variety of issues raised in the study of bee reproduction, all with the idea of promoting the success -- and profitability -- of apiculturists. Huber devoted attention to the fecundity of the queen, and he tackles issues ranging from bee antennae to hive construction.

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