By Merrie-Ellen Wilcox.
We highly recommend this juvenile non-fiction piece for an introduction to the challenges facing honeybees, wild bees, and pollinators in general. In her new book What’s the Buzz? Keeping Bees in Flight, Victoria, BC, author Merrie-Ellen Wilcox discusses honeybee biology, pollination, the threat of colony collapse disorder – including a calm discussion of varroa mites and neonicotinoid pesticides. The writing is clear and concise, and reveals a generation of young people concerned about honeybee conservation in Canada and around the world.
Whether they live alone or together, in a hive or in a hole in the ground, bees do some of the most important work on the planet: pollinating plants. What’s the Buzz? celebrates the magic of bees—from swarming to dancing to making honey—and encourages readers to do their part to keep the hives alive. All over the world, honeybee colonies are dwindling, but everyone can do something to help save the bees, from buying local honey to growing a bee-friendly garden.
Hardcover, 48 pages, 8.5 x 10″, recommended for ages 8 – 12.