Originally published in 1908. One of the earliest books on bee keeping and the natural history of the honey bee. Contents Include: The Ancients and the Honey Bee The Isle of Honey Bee Masters in the Middle Ages The Commonwealth of the Hive Early Work in the Bee City Genesis of the Queen The Bride Widow The Sovereign Worker Bee Anatomy Mystery of the Swarm The Comb Builders The Drone The Modern Bee Farm Bee Keeping and the Simple Life. etc. Illustrated. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.