May 29, 2015

Saving bees

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

Honey bees are disappearing, putting our food supply at risk. What is behind colony collapse disorder? This book attempts to find the answer. It profiles the experiments of four American bee scientists as they work on solving this mystery. 

An interesting and enlightening look at bee ecology and its importance.

The Hive Detectives begins and ends with the harvesting of honey. For more information about beekeeping, here are a couple of books:

Hooray for Beekeeping! 
by Bobbie Kalman

A good, simple introduction to bees and beekeeping for ages 4-6. Includes a couple of easy honey treats to make and eat.

A Beekeeper's Year
by Sylvia A. Johnson

Follows a year in the life of Minnesota beekeepers. Text-heavy, this book is suitable for ages 9 and up.

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