Our Native Bees by Paige Embry

Our Native Bees

All the buzz about North America’s bees Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Paige Embry explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compe...

Details Our Native Bees

TitleOur Native Bees
Release DateFeb 7th, 2018
PublisherTimber Press
GenreScience, Animals, Nonfiction, Environment, Nature

Reviews Our Native Bees

  • Jen
    This book is SO IMPORTANT. I'm starting to get more and more into sustainability. How we as humanity can be good stewards of the land and natural resources so we don't kill the planet and starve ourselves out of existence. I'm honestly more concerned for the animals, plants and other natural things, because I am concerned that when we go, we're going to take everything else out with us. Which really isn't fair for everything else. But I digress.T...
  • Lola Et La Vie
    I wanted to read this book as soon as I saw it. I love nature and I love bees. The connection between earth’s diversity and bees has always intrigued me and this book seemed right up my street.I really connected with the way this book is written. The writing is casual and does not assume prior knowledge. It is written in layman’s terms and anyone would be able to get on with this book. It is beautiful images of all sorts of bees and other ins...
  • Jane
    Our Native Bees is a fascinating book about Native American bees. I was afraid Our Native Bees would cover information I already knew, especially when it started off talking about honey bees. However, as the book went on I learned all kinds of interesting stuff about native bees. It's amazing how many varieties there are and how much they accomplish. I am not a scientist, but it seemed very well researched to me. One of my favorite parts was this...
  • Sue
    As a biologist my first impressions of this book were two-fold: 1) I was thrilled to see a book on native bees, after honeybees have been hogging the spotlight for all these years, and 2) I was a bit skeptical that a non-biologist non-journalist was taking on this subject. But Paige Embry totally delivers with Our Native Bees. The format includes quite a few sidebars and lots of beautiful photos of bees and flowers, so it is a gorgeous book with ...
  • David Wineberg
    Beeing Paige EmbryBee lovers are set for life. There are so many native varieties and we know so very little about them, that anyone interested can devote a lifetime to learning, and teaching the rest of us. Pretty much anyone can add to the knowledge base, just by observing and reporting. Our Native Bees is a voyage of discovery rather than a science book. Lots of great photos right where you need them, too.Bees are not just hive residents; that...
  • Andrew
    The world of insects has become a fascination of mine recently. There is a direct connection between this world that many view as just pests and us. A healthy insect ecosystem bring us our fruits and vegetables among other things. All because of the essential role of pollination. Thus my interest in bees.Our Native Bees helps us to understand the difference between HoneyBees, which are not native to the Americas, and native bees, such as Mason Be...
  • Barb
    Everyone who pays much attention to the world around them knows that bees are essential to the continued livelihood of most of the plant life in the world today. But to be honest, I've never really given much thought to the *kind of bees that are buzzing around out there. Before reading this book, it never really registered that there are many more species of bees than just the honeybee and the bumblebee. The author of this book began with a simp...
  • Alex Can Read
    There’s so much more to the story than honey bees. In the last few years, at least for me, bees have been in the news more and more frequently. Bees dying! We’re all going to starve! No one knows how to stop colony collapse! Mites, fungus, and disease – oh my! And then, on the edges, I started hearing about mason bees. And then leafcutter bees. And then suddenly I owned a house, and keeping bees was suddenly something I could explore for mo...
  • Gaby F.
    When I hear the word bees I automatically think of honey bees who pollinate our crops and give us honey. Little did I think about our native bees, who industriously pollinate a wide array of plants, some of which even cannot be pollinated by honey bees. Like the honey bee, the native bees face a lot of environmental, often man-made, challenges. Although they do not give us honey, Paige Embry shows us why the survival of our native bees is of vita...