print I enjoy Jean Henri Fabre’s book, Storybook of Science, which brings my son, 10, and me to the world of the beehive this week in lessons. We sit entranced in the front room as this French naturalist, who died in 1915, tells of the working bees. We meet languorous drones who’ve impregnated the queen and are ready to be slain and swept out the front door. We enter the toils of wax worker bees. Fabre, whose Uncle Paul character describes creation’s wonders to a young niece and nephews, says bees create wax from their stomachs. “There, little by little, … Continue reading Like the snail, local economy sweats its shell; yet, how durable is it?
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