Monday, February 09, 2009

Book Review: Bees

Title: Bees of the Animals Animals Series
Author: Judith Jango-Cohen
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

This book describes the physical characteristics, behavior, and habitat of bees. It is a perfect addition to your classroom or home school animal series library. It is a classic trade book that is an ideal introductory text to bees, their habits, and how people benefit from bees. Each chapter describes a different aspect about bees – what they are, how they eat, how they design their homes, and how they work together in a colony. And the detailed illustrations are amazing. This would a perfect book to write a book report on if you are teaching or raising a budding young ecologist.

Bees are amazing. Plus, we’ve all got to learn more about them in order to save them from this mysterious disease that is causing so many of them to disappear. We depend on bees to pollinate our food crops so our very lives depend on the buzzing bee. And if you’re really excited about bees and want to learn more, you may want to enroll in The Bee Course offered by the American Museum of Natural History.
It is a nine-day workshop held at the Southwestern Research Station, Portal, Arizona, from August 31 to September 9, 2009. The course is for anyone who requires a better understanding of bee taxonomy and identification – for example conservation biologists, pollination ecologists, environmental educators, and novice bee researchers or keepers.

Fees are $650 for the course (tuition waivers may be available) and $610 for room and board.
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