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The Bees of Norfolk

Field / Identification Guide

By: Nick Owens(Author)

218 pages, 400+ colour photos, b/w line drawings, colour distribution maps, tables


Hardback | May 2017 | #234347 | ISBN-13: 9781874357780
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £24.95 $32 / €28 approx

About this book

The Bees of Norfolk is the first to cover all of Norfolk's 197 bee species, including bumblebees, honeybees and solitary bees. Each species has its own page with images and distribution maps with notes on flight period, habitat, flowers visited, nesting and parasites. It includes up-to-date information on bees which have been lost and new bees coming in to the county.

Accompanying chapters cover Norfolk's bee recorders, the state of Norfolk's bee populations, Norfolk bee habitats and their historical origins, conservation, nesting and life cycle, parasites and predators, bees and flowers, identifying bees, photographing bees and attracting bees to your garden.

The Bees of Norfolk will appeal to those unfamiliar with bees as well as those with more specialist knowledge.

"[...] Bee atlases sometimes rely on certain ‘well-entomologised’ sites and recorders’ gardens, but The Bees of Norfolk is much more than a bunch of maps. [...] This book will surely, as any good atlas should, stimulate interest in bees and further recording, and, with a solid hardback binding that will stand up for itself in a backpack, expeditions to Norfolk."
– Stephen Carroll, British Wildlife 28(6), August 2017

"Nick Owens' The Bees of Norfolk should succeed in appealing to both hymenopterists, and those who might not usually choose a book focusing on one group of insects. Here the author has struck this difficult balance without simplification. [...] Nick Owens is to be commended for furthering the all-important bee cause with this excellent book."
– Jovita F. Kaunang, Atropos 60, 2017

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