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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.




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



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

Hilary Kearney - The Little Book Of Bees (HB)

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