Bee-Sieged

Ray Jones Barny Books

Ray Jones first started beekeeping 13 years ago.  Since then it has become his all consuming passion, taking his beekeeping examinations to advanced level and playing an active part in all things bees. 

This extraordinary book tells of the ways bees and their produce have been used in warfare throughout the centuries to the present day.   He admits his passion began when reading statements made by Andrew Neckham in 1272 'That bees sharpen their stings on their beaks.' and 'If we look back into history, it would be so much simpler to list the cultures that did not use bees as a weapon of war, rather than those that did.'

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