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The Good Bee

A Celebration of Bees – And How to Save Them

Extent: 192 pages

Size: 178x129mm

Publication Date:

Price: £9.99

ISBN: 9781789290837

Categories: Reference

About the Book

Bees are our most loyal ally. These fascinating, enigmatic creatures are a key lynchpin in the working of our planet. Without them the landscape, as well as every aisle in our supermarkets would look radically different.

And we’re not just talking about honey bees.

There are more than 20,000 species of bee worldwide and only a handful make honey. Some live in colonies and others are solitary. We can all help protect them – and they desperately need protecting – but you can’t save what you don’t love. And you can’t love what you don’t know.

The Good Bee is a celebration of this most vital and mysterious of nature’s wizards. Here you’ll discover the complexities of bee behaviour – as well as the bits that still baffle us – the part they play in the natural world, their relationship with us throughout history, how they are coming under threat and what we can all do about it.

Beautifully produced, with hand-made illustrations throughout, it is a story for our times and a book to treasure.

Publication Date: 02/05/2019

Price: £5.99

ISBN: 9781789290844

Categories: Reference

About the Book

Bees are our most loyal ally. These fascinating, enigmatic creatures are a key lynchpin in the working of our planet. Without them the landscape, as well as every aisle in our supermarkets would look radically different.

And we’re not just talking about honey bees.

There are more than 20,000 species of bee worldwide and only a handful make honey. Some live in colonies and others are solitary. We can all help protect them – and they desperately need protecting – but you can’t save what you don’t love. And you can’t love what you don’t know.

The Good Bee is a celebration of this most vital and mysterious of nature’s wizards. Here you’ll discover the complexities of bee behaviour – as well as the bits that still baffle us – the part they play in the natural world, their relationship with us throughout history, how they are coming under threat and what we can all do about it.

Beautifully produced, with hand-made illustrations throughout, it is a story for our times and a book to treasure.

Reviews

  • 'A wonderful little book that celebrates bees, offering a positive and accessible read', The English Garden
  • 'A beautiful book', Candide UK
  • 'Enthralling and enlightening', The Unconventional Gardener Blog
  • 'Beautifully written [...] a pleasure not only to read, but to give to a friend or loved one', Buzz About Bees Blog
  • 'One of the best wildlife books I've read for a while - packed with information, beautiful to look at and the perfect gift for any nature lover', Quest for Nectar Blog
  • 'The most wonderful book on the subject of bees', The Last Word Book Review Blog
  • 'Beautifully illustrated, [an] enjoyable read', Make, Walk, Read Blog
  • 'Packed full of interesting facts about both wild and domesticated bees [...] an enjoyable and entertaining read', Friends of Darwin Blog
  • 'Charming', Halfman, Halfbook Blog