Here’s the Buzz, Honey.

Bees are some of nature’s most fascinating creatures.  Recently, bees have been dying off at alarming rates, which greatly threatens the health of our ecosystem so it’s more important than ever before to brush up on the subject. Here are some highlights from our collection so you don’t feel the sting of ignorance on the subject.

First, the facts.  Bees: A Natural History will introduce you to bees, their importance to biodiversity and food security, and the different characteristics of diverse species.   The more you learn, the more fascinating they are.  You may end up wanting to take a more active role to make sure bees thrive locally, which leads us to…

You know what’s cooler than a backyard chicken coop?  A rooftop beehive.  The Rooftop Beekeeper: A Scrappy Guide to Keeping Urban Honeybees by Megan Paska will give you all the details about getting your bees, building your hive, and harvesting your honey.

Always leave room for wonder and imagination in your quest for knowledge.  The Bees by Laline Paul is probably unlike any novel you’ve read recently.  It’s about Flora 717, a worker bee in an orchard hive who becomes a part of the queen bee’s inner circle.  It’s thrilling and will have you looking at the next bee that buzzes around you in a totally different way.

 

 

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