The bee may have a brain the size of a
grass seed, but in its brief, five-week life it works as a brood
nurse, wax producer, comb builder, honey maker, home guard, and
Bees: Nature''s Little Wonders
invites readers to take a new look at creatures that are both
familiar and wondrously odd. It considers the diversity and biology
of bees, including their peculiar sociosexual arrangements (pity
the poor drone), their quirky relationships with flowers, and their
startling mental abilities: What are we to make of insects that
communicate through symbolic dances? The book also addresses the
mysterious syndrome known as colony collapse disorder and
identifies opportunities for the conservation of pollinators.
Enriched with cultural sidebars and
complemented by a stunning collection of images, Bees is a
must-read for conservationists, gardeners, and everyone else who
cares about the world around them.
Published in partnership with the
David Suzuki Foundation.
Also available in paperback.