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A big, beautifully illustrated book on one of the most amazing animals on earth: the humble bee.

How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees?

This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more, imparting masses of information with a light, humorous touch, and in scorers of vibrant illustrations. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight, examining along the way the role bees have played in history and in the rest of the natural world.

Winner of the 2017 Educational Writers’ Award, The Society of Authors.

Size: 37.0 x 27.3 cm

Hardback: 72 pages

Published: 22 September 2016

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