Bees first appeared on Earth 270 million years ago. Since the time of the dinosaurs, evolution has taken our beloved bees on an incredible journey -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, bee-keeping, and saving the bees - all in a beautifully illustrated gift book.
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 withThe Little Book of Bees.
Book size: 13.4 x 2.7 x 18.1 cm. Hardback.
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 Three: Honey - What is Honey?, Types of Honey, Practical Uses for Honey, Honey Healthcare.
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.
About the Author
Hilary Kearney is a full-time beekeeper, writer, and artist in San Diego, California. Her business, Girl Next Door Honey, provides workshops and support for beekeepers, as well as selling honey, rescuing bees, and managing 90 bee colonies – as well as a very successful blog and Instagram (@girlnextdoorhoney).
Amy Holliday is an illustrator, painter, and animal-lover. Her clients include Better Homes and Gardens, Penguin Random House, and Stylist magazine, among others. Visit her Instagram to see more of her bee-utiful illustrations (@amyholliday_illustration).