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In his book, "Following the Wild Bees" (Princeton University Press), biologist Thomas Seeley, a world authority on honey bees, vividly describes the history and science behind a lost pastime: bee hunting. Once practiced widely but little known today, the tradition involves capturing and feeding honey bees, then releasing and following them back to their secret residences in hollow trees, old buildings or abandoned hives.

In a book talk given at Mann Library Sep. 1, 2016, Seeley takes his audience along on a bee hunt, providing both practical tips and new insights into the remarkable behavior of bees living in the wild. He is the Horace White Professor in Biology in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell.