To Bee or Not To Bee

Whether you want to learn more about our fuzzy friends the bees, plant a wildflower garden, study colony collapse disorder, or become a beekeeper, this list has everything you need to Bee an expert on Bees!

The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees

Sandra Markle

Honeybees are a crucial part of our food chain. As they gather nectar from flowers to make sweet honey, these bees also play an important role in pollination, helping some plants produce fruit. But large numbers of honeybees are disappearing every ye

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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

Helen Jukes

An inspiring, up-close portrait of tending to a honeybee hive—a year of living dangerously—watching and capturing the wondrous, complex universe of honeybees and learning an altogether different way of being in the world. A Honeybee Heart Has Fiv

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Honey and Venom

Andrew Coté

Andrew Coté has one of the most intriguing, challenging, and unique jobs in New York City--maintaining millions of honey bees atop some of the city's most iconic buildings. His apiaries have crowned the Waldorf Astoria and the Museum of Modern

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First Time Beekeeping

Kim Flottum

First Time Beekeeping is an absolute beginner's guide to keeping bees with ease and success.

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The Bee-Friendly Garden

Kate Frey, Gretchen LeBuhn

There are numerous benefits to having a bee garden, both personal and global. Not only are bee gardens gorgeous, they are organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable. For fruit and vegetable gardeners, inviting nature's most productive

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Thor Hanson

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begi

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More Than Honey

Markus Imhoof, Claus-Peter Lieckfeld

The saying goes that without bees, humankind would only survive for four more years; these crucial pollinators are, indeed, worth more than honey. In his award-winning documentary More Than Honey, Markus Imhoof introduced audiences to the fascinating

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The Bee Book


The Bee Book shows you step-by-step how to create a bee-friendly garden, get started in beekeeping, and harness the power of honey for well-being. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs throughout, this beautiful guide covers everything you ne

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The Beekeeper's Handbook

Diana Sammataro, Alphonse Avitabile

This guide to the hobby and profession of beekeeping provides step-by-step instructions accompanied by illustrations for setting up an apiary, handling bees, and working throughout the season to maintain a healthy colony of bees and a generous supply

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The Hive Detectives

Loree Griffin Burns

Traces the recent deaths and disappearances of numerous North American honeybees due to Colony Collapse Disorder, profiling bee wranglers and scientists who are studying the phenomenon while speculating on how it may adversely affect the rest of the

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Taming Wildflowers

Miriam Goldberger

Easily cultivate wildflowers in your own garden...and have a year-after-year supply of gorgeous flowers at your fingertips. Wildflower farmer and floral designer Miriam Goldberger is here to show you how.

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Pollinator Friendly Gardening

Rhonda Fleming Hayes

Want to do your part in helping your local pollinators flourish? Pollinator Friendly Gardening makes it easy. Are you interested in growing a naturally healthy garden? How about making sure your local environment helps bees, butterflies, and birds su

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More Than Honey

If 70 percent of all cattle or 30 percent of all chickens were to die annually, states of emergency would be declared everywhere. The death of bees is at least that dramatic and with even more far-reaching consequences." More Than Honey, the boo

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When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland’s basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.

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Silence of the Bees

In the winter of 2006, a strange phenomenon fell upon honeybee hives across the country. Without a trace, millions of bees vanished from their hives. A precious pollinator of fruits and vegetables, the disappearing bees left billions of dollars of cr

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The unexplainable phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder has left landscapes of empty beehives all across the US, threatening not only the beekeeping industry but our food supply. As scientists and beekeepers search for the cause, Colony captur

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