Photographs by Rod and Ken Preston-Mafham
Deals with the zoology, morphology, habitat, life cycle, symbiotic relationships and economic importance of a large proportion of the world's bee species. An excellent reference, superbly illustrated. Reissue: First published in 1991.
Christopher O'Toole has curatorial responsibility for bees and wasps at the world famous Hope Entomological Collections of the University Museum in Oxford. As well as being a world authority on bees, he is a frequent broadcaster and has written extensively on the topic. Anthony Raw is a professor in the Department of Ecology of the University of Brasilia, where he is studying bee behavior in their tropical habitats.