The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe
The photographs are beautiful, but more importantly this book explains in an easy to understand way the research that h ...more
The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe by Loree Griffin Burns and photographer Ellen Harasimowicz is part of the amazing "Scientists in the Field" series. If you have yet to pick up a book in this series, you must run out to the li ...more
Bees have such a good sense of smell that they have been trained to sniff out bombs and dead bodies! (p. 56)
Did you know that bees can get diarrhea? There are these little mites that can attach themselves to bees--like ticks--and cause them to get sick... and get diarrhea. They usually don't poop inside the hive (red-orange splatters), but when you get sick and you gotta go, you gotta go, even when ...more
2. The Hive Detectives discusses bee wranglers and bee scientists across the country who have been working to understand colony collapse disorder better known as CCD.
b. The illustrations or pictures in this informational book add to the read. On each page there is at least one picture in which depicts what the page is talking about. As I read through this book, the pictures kept me entertained and interested in the information being given. Without them, I really t ...more
Summary: This book is all about Honey bees. It follows the events of what would happen without them and the mystery of why they are disappearing. It shows just how much humans would be affected if those little bees were no longer around.
Evaluation: This book was such an informative book. How it described what would happen to humans if those honey bees disappeared. It was eye opening, and would be for students who had no idea just how important those bees are. The pictures of bees on the co...more
The story explains about how bees organize themselves, as well as how beekeepers take care of them. A few beekeepers affected by ...more
This is a children's book geared to teaching about Colony Collapse Disorder and how it affects us. It also includes how beekeepers tend their bees, bee anatomy, interesting extra information about bee pests, and other tidbits of that nature. This is all written with wonderful, giant photogra ...more
As a former beekeeper during my 4-H career, I found this a very informative book with lots of great information about honeybees & their society and behavior, CCD and beekeepin ...more
The layout of the book is what I really loved. Each page has many photographs of bees ...more
This is a valid – and disturbing -- question in view of the millions of bees that have died or vanished since colony collapse disorder (CCD) was first identified in 2006. CCD is a mystery that has scientists scrambling to find the cause – and a solution -- before the world’s food supply is irreparably compromised.
The author, a beekeeper herself, takes readers inside a beehive, while telling a compelling story of the decimation of pollinating insects ...more
Also included in this book are many facts about bees and lots of pictures with captions to make the inform ...more