The Little Book of Bees

The Little Book of Bees : An Illustrated Guide to the Extraordinary Lives of Bees

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Bees continue to fascinate and charm us all - from novice gardeners and nature-lovers to dedicated environmentalists - and today, bees need our help more than ever. Discover the story of these incredible creatures, with The Little Book of Bees.


Bees first appeared on Earth an incredible 130 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible journey - and today, there are 20,000 species on the planet.


The Little Book of Bees is a lovely, informative book of all things bee - from evolution and communication, to honey, beekeeping, and saving the bees - all in a beautifully illustrated gift book.



Contents



Chapter One: The Story of Bees
The Evolution of the Bee The Bee Life Cycle The Bee Family Tree Bee Anatomy Bee Nesting Behaviours Bee Factoids


Chapter Two: Superorganisms
Sociality in Bees Bumble Bees Honey Bees Stingless Bees


Chapter Three: Honey
What is Honey? Types of Honey Practical Uses for Honey Honey Healthcare


Chapter Four: Beekeeping
Why Keep Bees? An Introduction to Beekeeping Keeping Stingless Bees


Chapter Five: Protecting Our Bee Buddies
Why Are Bees in Decline? Supporting Our Bees in 10 Easy Steps Providing a Home for Bees
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 134 x 181 x 27mm | 490g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 col illus, Index
  • 0008324271
  • 9780008324278
  • 91,072

About Hilary Kearney

Hilary Kearney is a full-time beekeeper, writer, and artist in San Diego, California. Her business, Girl Next Door Honey, provides workshops and support for beekeepers, as well as selling honey, rescuing bees, and managing 90 bee colonies - as well as a very successful blog and Instagram.


Amy Holliday is an illustrator, painter, and animal-lover. Her clients include Better Homes and Gardens, Penguin Random House, and Stylist magazine, among others.
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