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By Lisa Jean Moore,Mary Kosut

ISBN-10: 0814763065

ISBN-13: 9780814763063

ISBN-10: 147982738X

ISBN-13: 9781479827381

Winner, 2014 exclusive Scholarship Award awarded by means of the Animals & Society element of the yank Sociological Association
Bees are crucial for human survival—one-third of all nutrients on American eating tables is dependent upon the exertions of bees. past pollination, the very concept of the bee is ubiquitous in our tradition: we will consider buzzed; we will create buzz; we've got employee bees, drones, and Queen bees; we determine collectives or even have groups that percentage a hive-mind. In Buzz, authors Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut convincingly argue that the facility of bees is going past the nutrition cycle, bees are our mascots, our types, and, not like the other insect, are either feared and respected.
In this attention-grabbing account, Moore and Kosut trip into the land of city beekeeping in big apple urban, the place elevating bees has develop into all of the rage. We stick to them as they climb up on rooftops, attend beekeeping workshops and honey gala's, or even wear full-body beekeeping fits and open up the hives. within the procedure, we meet a passionate, devoted, and eclectic team of city beekeepers who are inclined to their brood with an emotional and ecological connection that many locate restorative and empowering. Kosut and Moore additionally interview expert beekeepers etc who are inclined to their bees for his or her all-important construction of a nutrients staple: honey. The artisanal foodstuff retailers which are so well known in Brooklyn are an ideal position to promote not only honey, yet all demeanour of products: soaps, candles, beeswax, attractiveness items, or even bee pollen.  
Buzz also examines media representations of bees, resembling children’s books, motion pictures, and shopper tradition, bringing to mild the reciprocal means within which the bee and our concept of the bee tell each other. in part an ethnographic research and in part a meditation at the very nature of human/insect relatives, Moore and Kosut argue that how we outline, visualize, and engage with bees basically displays our altering social and ecological panorama, pointing to how we conceive of and create tradition, and the way, in essence, we create ourselves. 

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