By Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, Carol A. Butler
Twenty-five thousand species of bees definitely create a noisy buzz. but silence descended many years in the past whilst domesticated bee populations plummeted. Bees, specifically honey bees, are serious hyperlinks within the vivid chain that brings end result, greens, and nuts to markets and dinner tables around the nation. Farmers and scientists at the agricultural frontlines speedy discovered the effect of this loss, yet many others didn't see this devastation.Why Do Bees Buzz? reviews at the mysterious "colony cave in sickness" that has affected honey bee populations, in addition to different appealing themes, akin to their complicated, hugely social lives, and the way different species of bees are designated and diverse from honey bees. prepared in chapters that conceal every thing from those provocative pollinators' simple biology to the competitive nature of killer bees, this insightful query and resolution advisor offers a honeycomb of compelling facts.With readability and intensity, bee biologist Elizabeth Capaldi Evans and coauthor Carol A. Butler research the lives of honey bees, in addition to different species corresponding to orchid bees, bumblebees, and stingless bees. obtainable to readers on each point, and together with the most recent examine and conception for the extra refined reader, the authors demonstrate a couple of hundred serious solutions to questions about the lives of bees.Concepts approximately speciation, evolutionary variation and pollination, in addition to ancient information about subject matters corresponding to Mayan beekeeping and the looks of bees in rock artwork, are prepared in easy-to-follow sidebars that spotlight the textual content. colour and black and white images and drawings increase the sweetness and value of Why Do Bees Buzz?