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The Hive Detectives by Loree Griffin Burns
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Jul 03, 11

In this stunning book, Burns chronicles the efforts of beekeepers and bee scientists on their detective journey to find out what is killing honey bees all across the country. The catastrophe is referred to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Before launching into the investigation, Burns details the daily routine behind beekeeping, while photographs provide visual reference and explain the different tools and hives. She then describes, though the story of the Hackenbergs, why bees are fundamental to our plants and food. By laying out the problem, children will understand just why it is so important to understand why bees are dying off. Burns’ unique voice carries the narrative, teases the reader and presents information and science in an accessible manner. Full-color photographs by Ellen Harasimowicz stunning and detailed, adding extra information that can’t be covered in the txt. Selected references, suggested reading, and a glossary of terms aid readers and give them a boost to continue learning about this phenomenon.
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