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Alison Benjamin

Teoksen A World Without Bees tekijä

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Tekijän teokset

A World Without Bees (2009) 127 kappaletta
Keeping Bees And Making Honey (2008) — Tekijä — 76 kappaletta

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Benjamin, Alison
20th Century
The Guardian



Bees and almost all other insects are in deep trouble. There has been a catastrophic collapse of insects in the past few years, some species are down 40% and it is not getting any better. They are an essential part of the natural world, almost everything relies on them for food, either to eat or to pollinate plants that then feed us. Supermarket shelves are going to be much more sparse if we were to lose them, especially the bees.

When you mention bees, people generally think of honey bees, the subtle coloured insects that buzz lazily around the flowers in the summer or the huge bumblebees that defy gravity with their tiny wings. In total, all around the world thought there are 20,00 species and they are all pollinators. Some live in colonies but most are solitary, finding little holes to live in. The fact is that a lot of these solitary bees are much better pollinators than the regular honey bee. Most importantly they all need our protection.

In this charming little book, Alison Benjamin & Brian McCallum take us on a journey in the world of the bee. In here you can learn about the body part of the bee, some of the species that you can see around your garden and the wonderful names that they have, like Buff Tailed and Pantaloon. There are details on how they make wax and honey, their lifecycles and some of the history of the partnership we have had with them.

Most importantly, there are details on what you can do to help them, for example, the best plants to fill your garden with and how to make bee hotels for the solitary bees. It is a timely book too, as it is slowly dawning on people that we need to look after the whole eco system because of the interconnected links between everything. There are schemes like this here that are aiming to get as many gardens with the right plants for insects. Get involved and make a difference.
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PDCRead | Apr 6, 2020 |
Numerous photographic illustrations; useful information clearly presented. Nice bit about flowers and their characteristic honeys. Also a cool bit about different kinds of man-made hives.
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themulhern | Dec 5, 2014 |
Fills in a lot of the technical details not covered in all of the film documentaries about Colony Collapse Disorder. I wonder if there is a counterpart publication which picked up and carried the ball forward to the present.
Even handed towards all data.
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2wonderY | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 30, 2013 |
Book written in 2008 by 2 British amateur beekeepers about Colony Collapse Disorder, why bees have been disappearing, pesticide poisoning, GM foods, EU pesticide regulations
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EBKA-Braintree | 4 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Mar 22, 2013 |

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