Field Guide to the Common Bees of California: Including Bees of the Western United States (California Natural History Guides)

Field Guide to the Common Bees of California: Including Bees of the Western United States (California Natural History Guides)

Gretchen LeBuhn


This attractive and easy-to-use ordinary historical past guidebook presents a radical assessment of local and honey bee biology and provides instruments for opting for the commonest bees of California and the Western usa. Full-color illustrations introduce readers to greater than 30 genera of local bees, noting each one one's wishes and conduct and putting them of their wider context. the writer highlights bees’ ties to our personal lives, the nutrients we devour, and the habitat we offer, and indicates how one can aid bees in our personal backyards.

as well as aiding readers comprehend and distinguish between significant teams of bees, this advisor finds how bees are a necessary a part of fit surroundings and the way many crops, together with vital crop crops, rely on the pollination they supply. As growing to be facts issues to declining bee populations, this publication bargains severe information regarding the bond among crops and pollinators, and among people and nature. completely researched and entire of recent insights into the traditional means of pollination, box advisor to the typical Bees of California; together with Bees of the Western United States is worthy for the window it opens onto the biodiversity, adaptive variety, and complexity of invertebrate communities.
 

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