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Author Church, Dana L., author.

Title The beekeepers : how humans changed the world of bumble bees / Dana L. Church, PhD.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Scholastic Focus, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Burlington Public Library - Middle School New  M595.799 CHURCH    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 595.79 CHURCH    Storage
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J 595.799 CHURCH    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Nonfiction  J595.799 CHU    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Children's Department  J595.79 CHURCH    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Children's Department  J595.799 CH    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 308 pages : illustrations, maps, charts ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents New bees on the block -- Humble-bees -- Super bees -- Escape! -- Bees in the spotlight -- Poisoning Bumble bees -- Bumble bee "smarts" -- Bumble bees on the brink -- Hope for Bumble bees.
Summary "Bumble bees are rather charming, buzzing from flower to flower with their furry black and yellow bodies. Depending on where you live, the bees you see might be escapees from a greenhouse or "bumble bee factory." They might even be descendants of stowaways on Viking ships. Thanks to humans, bumble bees are world travelers, spreading to countries that never hosted bumble bees before. For centuries these insects pollinated our crops. But are they pushing out native pollinators? Why are some species of bumble bees flourishing whereas others are floundering, to the point of possibly disappearing forever? Dana Church's narrative nonfiction explores these questions and tells the tale of bumble bees' history with humans. She highlights the interconnectedness of the two species, and touches on the topics of endangerment and extinction, the impact on human agriculture, bumble bee habitats and ecology, and the current crisis of bee protection. With a call to action for young people to become knowledgeable about our natural world and involved in its preservation, it's a hopeful and accessible guide to our history with these teddy bears of the insect world"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 8-12. Scholastic Focus.
Subject Bumblebees -- Juvenile literature.
Bumblebees -- Effect of human beings on -- Juvenile literature.
Pollination by bees -- Juvenile literature.
Bee culture -- Juvenile literature.
Bee culture. (OCoLC)fst00829545
Bumblebees. (OCoLC)fst00841580
Pollination by bees. (OCoLC)fst01746865
Genre/Form Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Other Form: Online version: Church, Dana L, The beekeepers New York, NY : Scholastic Focus, 2021. 9781338565560 (DLC) 2019054411
ISBN 9781338565546 (hardback)
9781338565553 (paperback)
9781338565560 (e-book)
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