Professor Thomas Seeley's new book, The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild is referenced in nature by Gene Robinson.
"The human relationship with honeybees is, he reminds us, unique: unlike domesticated livestock, all honeybees are essentially wild animals that can live very well on their own." "Most of the studies were done by Seeley and a group of talented students at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, whose work is fully and frequently acknowledged. Some involve observations of wild colonies living in ‘bee trees’, with cavities large enough for a swarm to create a nest. Others are experiments simulating the conditions in a bee tree, using manufactured hives."