The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination

The Incomparable Honeybee and the Economics of Pollination

Book - 2011
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"Nifty book on honeybees . . . helpful things you can do " -- Margaret Atwood (via Twitter)

In this updated bestseller (with new science and data related to North America, the United Kingdom and Australia), Dr. Reese Halter continues with his passionate crusade to save the world's most important group of flower-visiting animals: the honeybee. Responsible for pollinating over 110 different crop types throughout the world and accounting for a quarter-trillion dollars' worth of commerce, the incredible efforts of the honeybees are vital to humanity in terms of the food we eat, the clothes we wear and the medicines we use. And yet, all around the globe, billions of honeybees are dying from colony collapse disorder, the effects of global warming, introduced mites, bacteria, fungi, diseases and modern insecticides. Our civilization as we know it depends on the health and well-being of all 20,000 known species of bees, and each of us is required to lend a helping hand to ensure that the bees survive.

Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : RMB, c2011.
Edition: Rev. & updated
ISBN: 9781926855646
1926855647
Characteristics: 105 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.

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stewstealth
May 13, 2013

Quick read on the life of bees and specifically honeybees. The book includes their economic worth along side their potential medical benefits. Includes mythology and history of honeybees and humans. Includes a brief outlook on their hives, lives and communications. Many warnings are given for the future of bees and the environment in general. This is a small book(literally) and takes a short time to read.

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