Bee Basics: An Introduction to Our Native Bees

by Beatriz Moissett & Stephen Buchmann. U.S. Forest Svc. & Pollinator Partnership, dist. by Pollinator Partnership. 2010. 40p. illus. SuDoc # A13.2:B39/7. Free + s/h.


Did you know that the honeybee is not native to the United States? This slim volume contains all kinds of interesting information about bee domestication, as well as descriptions of the lifestyles and habits of a few of the 4000 species of bees inhabiting North America. It also contains data on the importance of bees in our ecosystems and gives practical advice to gardeners seeking to attract bees. Filled with gorgeous illustrations, the book is written for children aged seven to ten, but adults will enjoy it, too. The second edition is due this month.

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