The Beekeeper

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Submitted By EagleHawk
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EagleHawk
ENG 1060
Summary & Response
10/7/13
Sue Hubbell wrote a highly informative piece from her book “A Country Year,” this piece discusses how Hubbell went from being a librarian to a bee keeper and what she has learned from changing her entire life. This passage explains the intense observation skills used by Hubbell. When you work with bees they are actually very complicated. According to Sue Hubbell, “bees communicate in two different ways, one way is chemically and the other is tactile” (460). “When bees communicate chemically they are usually informing each other about food sources, the wellbeing of the queen and the colony” (460). “Talking tactilely bees tell each other good things such as food or the location of a new home by patterned motions” (460). Hubbell was observant when it came to cutting down the trees in the area of where her bees lived. She cared so much about the way they were cut down the trees that Hubbell decided that she would decide to cut down the trees herself. After reading this well thought out passage from the book “A Country Year” that was written by Sue Hubbell it is believed that an abundance of time is needed to take care of the bees and their surroundings. Many people believe that you do not have to take care of bees. In fact a beekeeper is a very busy person because all of the surroundings for bees have to be perfect. The trees, grass, the food has to be located close to the hive. All of these factors play a huge roll in how bees react to their surroundings. Sue Hubbell wrote a highly informative piece from her book “A Country Year,” this piece discusses how Hubbell went from being a librarian to a bee keeper and what she has learned from changing her entire…...

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