Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees

North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

eBook - 2018
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Captures the essence of a bee's natural history and how we use (and sometimes abuse) bees. Olivia Messinger Carril, author of The Bees in Your Backyard Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compelling: Paige Embry goes on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin's bumble bee, raises blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and learns about an organization that turns the out-of-play areas in golf courses into pollinator habitats. Our Native Bees is a fascinating, must-read for fans of natural history and science and anyone curious about bees.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Timber Press,, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781604698411
Characteristics: 1 online resource (288 pages)
Restrictions on Access: Access limited to subscribing institutions.


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Mar 09, 2018

This book made me love bees! I had no idea we had so many native bees and Embry is really excellent in bringing them all to life. The photography in the book is also excellent. I didn't know bees could be so adorable -- or that they could be green! While it's true that our native bees are struggling right now, this book is overall optimistic in tone and I was left feeling like there is stuff out there even I can do to help.


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