Behold the honeybee, striped provider of sweetness and light to humans for thousands of years. These bugs certainly make Cheerios taste better, but could it be that we as a species have something to learn from their behaviour? In Bees: Nature's Little Wonders . . . Candace Savage maintains that we do. 'Unlike human groups, which often seem less intelligent than the individuals who make them up, a swarm of bees is always smarter than the sum of its parts.' —National Post
Savage proceeds to intertwine a thoughtful study of bee biology with poems, fables, and ancient religious texts, weaving a unique history of the honey-makers that have enchanted humans for centuries. —Sierra Club
Bees: Nature's Little Wonders will be a favorite reference book for years to come. The mix of science, folk-lore, quotes and images is splendid. —Bee Scene
Bees: Nature's Little Wonders, is a timely celebration of these queenly insects and their importance to our ecosystem. Savage flits and buzzes around her fascinating subject matter with typical curiosity and flair . . . Bees is abundant with stunning photos and quaint heritage graphics, while bee-themed verse by poets like Lorna Crozier and Emily Dickenson add a nice literary touch. —Toronto Star
Bees may be the sort of book you will find in the bathroom at a cozy bed-and-breakfast establishment, but it is nonetheless a useful and delightful little book, lushly illustrated and complemented by sidebars containing poems, bits of folklore and so on. —Globe & Mail
This is a honey of a little book in more ways than one. It is all about bees, insects many of us were fascinated by as children, as we watched them move from flower to flower, collecting honey . . . This is a wonderful book that makes you appreciate the bee world all the more. Great for children or adults, this book should BEE on your shopping list! —Shelf Life
About the Author
Candace Savage is the author of more than two dozen books, including Prairie: A Natural History, which was named Book of the Year at the Saskatchewan Book Awards, and most recently, A Geography of Blood, which won the prestigious Hilary Weston Award. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, she lives in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.