Thursday, March 31, 2011
The Hive Detectives by Loree Griffin Burns
Bees play an important role in our food chain pollenating all of our crops. They are such big business that some people keep thousands of hives that are rented out to farmers during pollenating season. But in 2004 one of these beekeepers discovered that the bees in hundreds of his hives had died or disappeared. And other beekeepers around the United States found the same thing. Since then a group of insect scientists has been investigating this problem trying to discover what has happened to our bees. This book is engaging to read and full of fascinating information.