The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

by Loree Griffin Burns, Ellen Harasimowicz

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“A fascinating book.” --Booklist

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 the beekeeper Dave Hackenburg’s horror when he discovered twenty million of his charges had vanished. 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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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544003262

  • ISBN-10: 0544003268

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 04/16/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 44

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level NC1120L
    • Guided Reading Level W

Loree Griffin Burns
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Loree Griffin Burns

Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. She is the author of Beetle Busters,Tracking Trash, and The Hive Detectives. Learn more about Loree at loreegriffinburns.com and follow her on Twitter @loreegburns.
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Ellen Harasimowicz

Ellen Harasimowicz is a freelance photojournalist new to nature photography. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, and Scientific American. Ellen lives in Massachusetts with her husband, Paul; her work can be seen at ellenharasimowicz.com. Follow Ellen on Twitter @ellharas.
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    "Throughout the presentation, readers learn about the anatomy, development, and social behavior of honey bees, and observe the process of scientific investigation and its vital, real-world application. Appended are lists of recommended books, magazines, films, Web sites as well as a glossary and a source bibliography. A fascinating book from the Scientists in the Field series."—Booklist, starred review

    "Not long after beekeepers encountered a devastating new problem in their hives in 2006, a team of bee scientists began working to discover the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), now attributed to a combination of factors possibly including pesticides, nutrition, mites and viruses...Harasimowicz's clear, beautifully reproduced photographs support and extend the text."—Kirkus, starred review

     

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Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780544003262

  • ISBN-10: 0544003268

  • Pages: 80

  • Price: $9.99

  • Publication Date: 04/16/2013

  • Carton Quantity: 44

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level NC1120L
    • Guided Reading Level W

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