Our Native Bees

Our Native Bees

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

Book - 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: Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2018
Characteristics: 224 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781604697698 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call Number: 595.799 EMBRY


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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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