- How do bees communicate?
- How long have they been around?
- What does a beekeeper actually do?
- Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees?
This encyclopaedic book, originally published in Polish as Pszczoły, answers all these questions and many more, imparting masses of information with a light, humorous touch, and in scores of vibrant illustrations. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the age 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.
Piotr Socha is a graphic designer and illustrator, and the son of a beekeeper. He is one of Poland’s most popular cartoonists, famous for his comic drawings in various prominent Polish magazines and newspapers.
"Designed like a coffee table book, yet containing the knowledge of an encyclopaedia, and reading like a fun newspaper, this is stunningly executed – my top non-fiction book of the year"
– Minerva Reads
"This glorious book will introduce you to the bee world. It is fantastically illustrated in a cartoonish style that is big, bold and will appeal to all ages of reader"
– The BookTrust
"This A3-sized beautifully illustrated book will quickly become a favourite in any household [...] it's impossible to read this book without a smile of wonder on your face"
– Countryside magazine