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The Little Book of Bees: An illustrated guide to the extraordinary lives 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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    Custom Prints (those which are customised by choosing a size and frame) take a little longer to fulfil due to being made to order.

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