Retrospect: Christian Konrad Sprengel and his book The discovered secret of nature

publication date: Apr 27, 2009
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Bee World  Vol.84 (1) 2003 pp.  44- 50
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Article TitleRetrospect Christian Konrad Sprengel and his book The discovered secret of nature
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Hans-Ulrich Thomas

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It is common knowledge today that honey bees are important insects in the natural world, and also highly beneficial for mankind. Nectar and pollen in the flowers provide bees with their food. Attracted by the colour or scent of blossoms, the bees pollinate flowers and thus start the seed-setting process, which is often associated with a fruit or berry. In addition to the bees’ service to nature – and to farming since many commercial crops depend on bees for pollination – beekeepers harvest honey and wax from them.

 

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