This book "invites the reader to experience the innate intelligence and wonder of the natural world. In this concise study of the honeybee, [the author] gracefully evokes the sensibilities needed to support a holistic and beneficent agriculture and culture. In addition to being a guide to the care and protection of the honeybee, that invaluable member of our lifesustaining agro-ecology, this manual demonstrates how the ills plaguing our honeybees proceed from the ills in our manner of living and doing business. This life-ennobling book could just as easily be titled 'Toward Saving Our Humanity!' " Paperback.