BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Wild At Home -


In­ter­ac­tions be­tween bees and the rest of life on Earth are the an­ti­dote to any sim­plis­tic por­trayal of na­ture as blandly com­pet­i­tive and ‘red in tooth and claw’. For more than 65 mil­lion years, bees and flow­er­ing plants have come to de­pend on each other, while hu­mans and bees have also de­vel­oped close and in­tri­cate part­ner­ships. Through con­ver­sa­tions with Amer­i­can ex­perts, Han­son presents a smooth and ac­ces­si­ble ac­count of the in­sects that pro­vide a sig­nif­i­cant amount of what we eat, in­tro­duc­ing their fas­ci­nat­ing di­ver­sity of be­hav­iour. A re­minder of why bees are won­ders that we must pro­tect. Matt Shard­low Con­ser­va­tion­ist and writer

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