From the bumblebee to the classic honeybee, these little pollinators play a huge role in daily life. Without the bee, we would not have the abundance of wildflowers, nuts, vegetables, and fruits that we are blessed with. In honor of World Bee Day, let's take a second to appreciate our pollinator allies and what they do for mankind. Want to learn more about how you can help care for and protect these amazing little creatures? Check out our list of books on bees of all shapes and sizes!
100 Plants to Feed the Bees
The first simple step toward protecting our pollinators — bees — is to provide the flowers and plants they need using no pesticides. The Xerces Society's 100 Plants to Feed the Bees offers a great resource of plants and flowers ideal for bees growth and production.
Dancing with Bees
Pragmatic and whimsical, Dancing with Bees: A Journey Back to Nature is the provocative memoir of one wildlife gardener rekindling her relationship with nature by getting to know some extraordinary, magical, little beings.
The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild
Humans have kept honey bees in hives for millennia, yet only in recent decades have biologists begun to investigate how these industrious insects live in the wild. The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild is Thomas Seeley’s captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper’s hive—and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet’s managed honey bee populations.
Attracting Native Pollinators
Attracting Native Pollinators offers a complete action plan for protecting nature’s hardest working and industrious creatures and includes identification of pollinators, how to build and manage healthy habitats, advice on building nests and offers plans for pollinator gardens, meadows and other landscapes.
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Keeping Bees with a Smile
An invaluable resource for beginners and professionals alike, the richly illustrated Keeping Bees with a Smile is complete with plans for making bee-friendly, well-insulated horizontal hives with extra-deep frames—plus other fascinating advice you won’t find anywhere else. You will gain a profound respect for the bees’ intelligence, the practical information for successfully starting and maintaining a few (or many!) colonies in your own backyard, and an appreciation of the bees’ harmonious cooperative ways—which may be key to creating a brighter future for our planet.