As beekeepers struggle with formidable challenges, this book shows how native North American pollinators can beencouraged and nurtured to fill the gap left by the decline of the imported honey bee. Colony Collapse Disorder hasreceived much attention, but scientists still do not know what causes it. Most wild honey bee populations have completely died out. Managing for native bees is much easier than beekeeping, because the native bees are already here. And there are no stings! Text includes identification of all the families of North American native bees; range maps, garden plans, and techniques to attract them; and nesting devices to host them. There are 80 species of native bees that pollinate crops in the northeast; 51 in California.
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Storey Publishing, LLC
February 26, 2011
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