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Main Title A sting in the tale : my adventures with bumblebees /
Author Goulson, Dave,
Publisher Picador,
Year Published 2014
OCLC Number 876466619
ISBN 9781250048370 (hardcover); 1250048370 (hardcover); 9781250070975 (paperback); 125007097X (paperback)
Subjects Bumblebees. ; Bumblebees--Conservation. ; Bumblebees--Effect of habitat modification on. ; Short-haired bumblebee.
Additional Subjects Goulson, Dave. ; Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ESAM  QL568.A6G694 2014 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 08/18/2015
Edition First U.S. edition.
Collation xxiv, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Contents Notes
The short-haired bumblebee -- The bumblebee year -- The hot-blooded bumblebee -- A brief history of bees -- Finding the way home -- Comfrey and smelly feet -- Tasmanian devils -- Quinn and Toby, the bumblebee sniffer dogs -- Bee wars -- Cuckoo bumblebees -- Bee enemies -- The birds and the bees -- Does size matter? -- Ketchup and Turkish immigrants -- Chez les bourdons -- A charity just for bumblebees -- Return of the queen -- Appendix: Common and Latin names of British bumblebees. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee now only exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's drive to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes exclusive research into these curious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, and advice on how to protect it for all time. Here the author combines tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.