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Bees: An up-close look at pollinators around the world

January 1, 2015

While we eat, work, and sleep, bees are busy around the world. More than 20,000 species are in constant motion! They pollinate plants of all types and keep our natural world intact. In Bees, you'll find a new way to appreciate these tiny wonders. Sam Droege and Laurence Packer present more than 100 of the most eye-catching bees from around the world as you've never seen them: up-close and with stunning detail. You'll stare into alien-like faces. You'll get lost in mesmerizing colors and patterns, patches and stripes of arresting yellow or blue. Whether you linger on your first close look at the Western Domesticated Honey Bee or excitedly flip straight to the rare Dinagapostemon sicheli, there's no doubt you'll be blown away by the beauty of bees.

Publication Year 2015
Title Bees: An up-close look at pollinators around the world
Authors Sam Droege, Laurence Packer
Publication Type Book
Publication Subtype Monograph
Index ID 70155165
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Patuxent Wildlife Research Center