The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin BurnsThe Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

byLoree Griffin BurnsIllustratorEllen Harasimowicz

Paperback | April 16, 2013

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"A fascinating book." - Booklist &nbspWithout honey bees, the world would be a different place. There would be no honey, no beeswax for candles, and,&nbspworst of all, barely a fruit, nut, or vegetable to eat.&nbspSo imagine the beekeeper Dave Hackenburg's horror when he discovered twenty million of his charges had vanished. In The Hive Detectives, Loree Griffin Burns profiles bee wranglers and bee scientists who have been working to understand colony collapse disorder, or CCD. In this dramatic and enlightening story, readers explore the lives of the fuzzy, buzzy insects and learn what might happen to us if they were gone.
Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., was stung five times while researching this book: once by accident and four times while trying to capture an image. She lives, writes, and watches bees in central Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three children. You can visit her at
Title:The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee CatastropheFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 11 × 0.23 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0544003268

ISBN - 13:9780544003262


Editorial Reviews

Throughout the presentation, readers learn about the anatomy, development, and social behavior of honey bees, and observe the process of scientific investigation and its vital, real-world application. Appended are lists of recommended books, magazines, films, Web sites as well as a glossary and a source bibliography. A fascinating book from the Scientists in the Field series."- Booklist, starred review "Not long after beekeepers encountered a devastating new problem in their hives in 2006, a team of bee scientists began working to discover the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), now attributed to a combination of factors possibly including pesticides, nutrition, mites and viruses? Harasimowicz's clear, beautifully reproduced photographs support and extend the text."- Kirkus, starred review "