Author(s): Piotr Socha; Wojciech Grajkowski
How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight.
In the Chinese province of Sichuan there are hardly any bees left so locals have had to start pollinating the flowers themselves using a special stick. Man-made beehives have been built to look like figures such as saints and demons. Bees create honey from a range of plants including onion, eucalyptus, lavender and mint.
Facts such as these, and large illustrations, fill the pages of The Book of Bees, a beautiful and informative book that contains everything you need to know about bees.
Starting with the anatomy of a bee, this book takes us through how honey is created, the importance of pollinating plants, the history of bees, their relationship with humans, and the future of bees. Interesting smaller pieces of information and honey based recipes are scattered throughout the main topics of the book. Detailed drawings depict types of honey, favourite plants, and fruits and vegetables that rely on bees to grow.
A wonderful gift for ages 7 up.
Piotr Socha is a graphic designer and illustrator, and the son of a beekeeper. He is one of Poland’s most popular cartoonists, famous for his comic drawings in various prominent Polish magazines and newspapers.