Bees pollinate plants, produce honey, and create marvellous social colonies. They also need our help.
There is nothing quite like a bee, and nothing quite like The Bee Book. This essential guide to all things apiary takes you into the hive and reveals the remarkable lives of these essential pollinators, from their incredible influence on the evolution of flowers to the role of an individual worker bee within her colony. Bee species have existed for millions of years – but, as a result of pesticides and the climate crisis, their numbers are now threatened like never before.
Discover how you can support bee populations where you live, with advice on creating bee hotels and nectar-rich wild gardens, or take the next step and try your hand at beekeeping. The Bee Book contains all the essential information you need to set up your own hive, establish your own colony, and care for your bees. It even includes ideas for making the most of the honey, beeswax, and propolis your hive will produce, including a honey and clay face mask, soothing cough drops, and luxurious body butter.
Whether you’re interested in bees, beekeeping, or simply wish to support local biodiversity, The Bee Book contains everything you need to know and more.