An incomparable illustrated look at the critical role bees play in the life of our planet
Worker and Hive note- cool book with great images!
Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are also crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, which includes more than 250 color photographs and illustrations, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet.
Earth is home to more than 20,000 bee species, from fluorescent-colored orchid bees and sweat bees to flower-nesting squash bees and leaf-cutter bees. This book provides an unmatched account of this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, examining how it originated and where it stands today--and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike.
- Provides an accessible, richly illustrated look at the human-bee relationship over time
- Features a section on beekeeping and handy guides to identifying, treating, and preventing honey bee diseases
- Covers bee evolution, ecology, genetics, and physiology
- Includes a directory of notable bee s
- Presents a holistic approach to bee health, including organic and integrated pest management techniques
- Shows how you can help bee populations
- Returns & Exchanges
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