Summary

Honeybees make decisions collectively-and democratically. Every year, faced with the life-or-death problem of choosing and traveling to a new home, honeybees stake everything on a process that includes collective fact-finding, vigorous debate, and consensus building. In fact, as world-renowned animal behaviorist Thomas Seeley reveals, these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to collective wisdom and effective decision making. A remarkable account of scientific discovery, Honeybee Democracy brings together, for the first time, decades of Seeley's pioneering research to tell the amazing story of house hunting and democratic debate among the honeybees.
©2010 Princeton University Press (P)2017 Tantor
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"The year's most enchanting science book." ( Financial Times)
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1 out of 5 stars
By F. Wilkins on 17-09-18

Political agenda

The author went from talking about bees to dissing Pres. Bush and the Iraqi war.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Lisa B. on 06-09-18

Wonderfully detailed & complete. A joy.

As a beekeeper, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Lots of behavioural and scientific detail. Particularly impressed how bees are great examples for humans.

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