|Pages/Publication Date:||240 / 2013|
Among the most fascinating animals on Earth, bees are feared for their sting and admired for their industry, yet remain too little understood by humans. Along with dozens of close-up color photographs, this book provides a thorough overview of these formidable insects. Here are explanations of bees' vital role in pollination, their ability to produce honey, and their surprisingly sophisticated social lives. The impact of bees on mankind is also discussed here, with essays on beekeeping and how bees are portrayed in art, myths, and folklore. Also included are tips on how to maintain a hive or make your yard bee-friendly, plus a list of sources for supplies.