Honey Mountain


This fascinating book documents the history of the Cape honeybee in the Swartland from ancient times and where the earliest Dutch expeditions traded vast amounts of honey at the Heuningberg. The book traces the survival of the honeybees over the centuries despite the drastic changes in the environment occurring around about. In doing so the original vegetation, fauna and inhabitants are described and rock art depicting honeybees is interpreted. This book delves into many areas of study – archaeology, history, linguistics, anthropology, botany, culture (European, indigenous and their interactions), geography and entomology. Over 200 photos lavishly illustrate the text and contain much new material which will enthrall and educate the reader. The chapter on the banded bee pirates captures new insights into their predations and is uniquely illustrated. Combined with other new discoveries and penetrating insights into the history and events of the various cultures make it an important addition to the library of anyone for whom these subjects are of more than a passing interest.

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Geoffrey D. Tribe


ISBN 9780620892735

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Weight 0.82 kg
Dimensions 24.2 × 20.2 × 2 cm