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Author Church, Dana L., author
Title The beekeepers : how humans changed the world of bumble bees / Dana L. Church
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Location Call No. Status
 Margate - Juv Non-Fiction  595.799 CHU    AVAILABLE
Description 308 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-291) and index
Contents New bees on the block -- Humble-bees -- Super bees -- Escape! -- Bees in the spotlight -- Poisoning Bumble bees -- Bumble bee "smarts" -- Bumble bees on the brink -- Hope for Bumble bees
Summary "Bumble bees are rather charming, buzzing from flower to flower with their furry black and yellow bodies. Depending on where you live, the bees you see might be escapees from a greenhouse or "bumble bee factory." They might even be descendants of stowaways on Viking ships. Thanks to humans, bumble bees are world travelers, spreading to countries that never hosted bumble bees before. For centuries these insects pollinated our crops. But are they pushing out native pollinators? Why are some species of bumble bees flourishing whereas others are floundering, to the point of possibly disappearing forever? Dana Church's narrative nonfiction explores these questions and tells the tale of bumble bees' history with humans. She highlights the interconnectedness ofthe two species, and touches on the topics of endangerment and extinction, the impact on human agriculture, bumble bee habitats and ecology, and the current crisis of bee protection. With a call to action for young people to become knowledgeable about ournatural world and involved in its preservation, it's a hopeful and accessible guide to our history with these teddy bears of the insect world"-- Provided by publisher
Audience Ages 8-12. Scholastic Focus
Subject Bumblebees -- Juvenile literature
Bumblebees -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature
Pollination by bees -- Juvenile literature
Bee culture -- Juvenile literature
Bumblebees -- Effect of human beings on
Pollination by bees
Bee culture
ISBN 9781338565546 : HRD 18.99
1338565540 : HRD 18.99 (hardback) (paperback)
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