From the humble drone to the queen herself—who is more a slave than a monarch—the hive world, Andrew Coté reveals, is full of strivers and slackers, givers and takers, and even some insect promiscuity. While explaining the dynamics of the bee hierarchy, Coté offers entertaining tales from his day job in Manhattan: he is called to capture swarms that have clustered on fire hydrants, air-conditioning units, or street-vendor umbrellas. As Coté explains here, he also founded Bees Without Borders, an international effort to teach beekeepers how to increase their honey yield and income.
Honey And Venom: Confessions of an Urban Beekeeper
Author: Andrew Cote.