LOVE BEES: A Family Guide to Help Keep Bees Buzzing


LOVE BEES: A Family Guide to Help Keep Bees Buzzing

VANESSA AMARAL-ROGERS    Book Number: 89399    Product format: Hardback

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and brilliant bees are buzzzzing around. Bees pollinate plants which provide food for us - we would not have all the delicious fruit, vegetables and honey without them. However, the number of bees is decreasing and this engaging companion will help readers take action and keep them flying on. The guide will include information on how to identify different bees and the flowers they pollinate as well as pull out activities such as a waggle dance board game, make your own bee mobile, bee-spotter's survey sheet, and step-by-step guide to making a bee hotel. Discover that not all bees are black and yellow, some are blue, orange, green and purple which is unsurprising when realising that there are 20,000 different types of bees in the world which live all across the globe apart from icy Antarctica. Be amused by the cuckoo bee, which is named after the bird because it lays eggs in the nests of other bees as the cuckoo lays its eggs in the nests of others. Look out for the mining bee which prefers one type of flower - this means if the flower dies out, then the bee might die out too. Study the daily habits of a plasterer bee which has much bigger eyes than other species because it goes out at dusk or dawn unlike most bees which are only active when the sun is out. This guide outlines predators to keep an eye on, such as honey bears as well as bee-eating birds and insects, and be warned of mimic plants, for example, bee orchids, which look and smell like female bees to trick male bees into approaching them in order to become covered in pollen. Diagrams are included to offer further information, from a waggle dance where honeybee workers tell each other how to find food by doing a waggle dance (or figure of eight), to making a wildflower window box with a planter, compost and seeds. There are technicolour images such as a depiction of inside a honeybee hive, a photograph of a living wall which can help bees and depictions of pollinator pals hawkmoths and bats. 7.5" x 8.6", colour photos and images, stickers and pull outs, 48pp.
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ISBN 9781782406648
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