Thomas D. Seeley is the Horace White Professor in Biology at Cornell University. His books include The Lives of Bees, Honeybee Democracy, and Honeybee Ecology (all Princeton).
Seeley's passion for the social insects blazes as he quotes historical accounts by Henry David Thoreau and describes the intricacies of the chase. --Barbara Kiser, Nature Seeley has been studying honeybees in the wild for decades and in the course of his research has made something of an art of finding--and leaving undisturbed--feral colonies. That he's had a grand time doing so is abundantly clear in this slim volume. --Kirkus Delightful. --Harvard Magazine A must have book for all beekeepers and bee lovers. --Scott Shalaway, Youngstown Vindicator Highly engaging. --Gard W. Otis, American Entomologist Anyone deeply interested in natural history will ignore this mad little volume at their peril. --Simon Ings, New Scientist Following the Wild Bees just might give readers an intellectually (and physically) stimulating new outdoor activity. --The Scientist All will come away with an enhanced appreciation for how scientists think and how important observations of animals and plants in nature can be made with the simplest tools--using only our senses and a bit of patience. --Stephen L. Buchmann, Quarterly Review of Biology An excellent addition to anyone's bee library. --Adrian Waring, Bee Craft