Special Issue Introduction

Bees and Honey in Religions


  • Carrie B. Dohe University of Marburg




bees, honey, religion, religious environmentalism



Author Biography

Carrie B. Dohe, University of Marburg

Project Research Associate
University of Marburg
Department of the Study of Religions


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How to Cite

Dohe, C. B. (2020). Special Issue Introduction: Bees and Honey in Religions. Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture, 14(3), 315–323. https://doi.org/10.1558/jsrnc.42365



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