The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 66 pages
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Without honey bees the world would be a different place. There would be no honey, no beeswax for candles, and, worst of all, barely a fruit, nut, or vegetable to eat. So imagine beekeeper Dave Hackenburg’s horror when he discovered twenty million of his charges had vanished. Those missing bees became the first casualties of a mysterious scourge that continues to plague honey bee populations today. In The Hive Detectives, Loree Griffin Burns profiles bee wranglers and bee scientists who have been working to understand colony collapse disorder, or CCD. In this dramatic and enlightening story, readers explore the lives of the fuzzy, buzzy insects and learn what might happen to us if they were gone.
  

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Review: The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (Scientists in the Field)

User Review  - Carol - Goodreads

Great illustrated book about honey bees - who they are and how they make honey and the search for what is causing the bees and all pollinators to disappear in large numbers. The experts are still trying to figure it out. Great photos and explanations that can be understood. Read full review

Review: The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe (Scientists in the Field)

User Review  - Jms Media - Goodreads

In 2006-2007, a sudden drop in the number of honey-bee colonies alarmed scientists. This story is told as a dramatic scientific mystery, carefully leading us through the unfolding of the crisis and ... Read full review

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Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., was stung five times while researching this book: once by accident and four times while trying to capture an image. She lives, writes, and watches bees in central Massachusetts, where she lives with her husband and three children. You can visit her atwww.loreeburns.com.

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