Our Native Bees

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Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them
by Paige Embry
Hardcover with dust jacket 224 pages
$25.95 US

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees - endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies - is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compelling: Paige Embry goes on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin's bumble bee, raises blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and learns about an organization that turns the out-of-play areas in golf courses into pollinator habitats. Our Native Bees is a fascinating, must-read for fans of natural history and science and anyone curious about bees.