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Beeconomy
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Queen bee. Worker bees. Busy as a bee. These phrases have shaped perceptions of women for centuries, but how did these stereotypes begin? Who are the women who keep bees and what can we learn from them? Beeconomy examines the fascinating evolution of the relationship between women and bees around the world. From Africa to Australia to Asia, women have participated in the pragmatic aspects of honey hunting and in the more advanced skills associated with beekeeping as hive technology has advanced through the centuries. Synthesizing the various aspects of hive-related products, such as beewax and cosmetics, as well as the more specialized skills of queen production and knowledge-based economies of research and science, noted bee expert Tammy Horn documents how and why women should consider being beekeepers. The women profiled in the book suggest ways of managing careers, gender discrimination, motherhood, marriage, and single-parenting—all while enjoying the community created by women who work with honey bees. Horn finds in beekeeping an opportunity for a new sustainable economy, one that takes into consideration environment, children, and family needs. Beeconomy not only explores globalization, food history, gender studies, and politics; it is a collective call to action.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. iv
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  1. Dedication
  2. p. v
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  1. Epigraph
  2. p. vii
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  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xvi
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  1. Introduction: Piping Up
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Africa: The Garden of Plenty
  2. pp. 13-36
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  1. India: The Heart of the World
  2. pp. 37-52
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  1. Asia: A Peaceful Renaissance
  2. pp. 53-83
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  1. Europe: A Bridge of Honey Bees
  2. pp. 85-145
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  1. North America: The Great Experiment, Part 1: Deputy Husbands, True Women, Honey Hunters, and Inventresses
  2. pp. 147-191
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  1. North America: The Great Experiment, Part 2: Women Beekeepers in Industrial Agriculture
  2. pp. 193-274
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  1. Australasia; A Cornelian Continent
  2. pp. 275-293
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  1. South America: The Continent of Tomorrow
  2. pp. 295-314
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  1. Conclusion: Counting for Nothing
  2. pp. 315-318
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 319-336
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 337-354
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 355-376
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