Facts on File, Inc., 1991. — 192 p.The diversity of lifestyles, behaviors, and life cycles that bees possess is astounding, and Bees of the World is a well-rounded reference to these fascinating creatures. Presenting comprehensive coverage of bee species from around the world in an engaging format, this volume will delight readers and inform them about all aspects of the life of bees. The book first answers the question: What are bees? It then goes on to discuss the different families and distribution of bees. The expert authors also describe solitary bees - miners, masons, leaf-cutters, and carpenters - as well as social bees. Readers gain insight into the intricacies of bees' lives through the authoritative text, with special coverage of bees and their special relationship with flowers. The history of association between humans and bees, especially the honey bee Apis mellifera, is also addressed. Bees of the World is fully illustrated with detailed line illustrations and stunning color photographs, making it an ideal reference source for professional naturalists and amateurs alike.
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