Bees are a symbol of nature conservation. People all over the world are studying their fate and the threats posed to them by human activity and biodiversity loss. This is a stunning photographic record captures for the first time the unique way of life of the forest-dwelling honey bee. A lavish, picture-led book, this is a unique collaboration between Germany's leading bee expert, Prof. Dr Jürgen Tautz, and one of the world's top nature photographers Ingo Arndt, which documents a major research project into the mysterious, hidden world of the honey bee.
Originally published in German as Honigbienen: Geheimnisvolle Waldbewohner by Knesebeck.
Prof Dr Jürgen Tautz is a behavioural scientist, sociobiologist and bee expert. He is a Professor at the Biocenter of the Biozentrum der Julius-Maximilians-Universität in Würzburg and chairman of its bee research group. Tautz is the author of several popular science books on bees and holder of the Communicator Award of the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
Ingo Arndt is one of the world's top nature photographers. His work appears in international magazines and newspapers such as GEO, Stern, National Geographic and BBC Wildlife. His photographs have won numerous prizes, including a World Press Photo Award. He has won the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award several times.