The Hive Detectives

Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe [Scientists in the Field]

By Burns, Loree Griffin

Publishers Summary:
Without honey bees the world would be a different place. There would be no honey, no beeswax for candles, and, worst of all, barely a fruit, nut, or vegetable to eat. So imagine beekeeper Dave Hackenburg’s horror when he discovered twenty million of his charges had vanished. Those missing bees became the first casualties of a mysterious scourge that continues to plague honey bee populations today. In The Hive Detectives, Loree Griffin Burns profiles bee wranglers and bee scientists who have been working to understand colony collapse disorder, or CCD. In this dramatic and enlightening story, readers explore the lives of the fuzzy, buzzy insects and learn what might happen to us if they were gone.

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ISBN
978-0-54715-231-8
Publisher
Houghton


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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on May 1, 2010

In 2006–2007, a sudden and unexplained drop in the number of honey-bee colonies—a reduction of nearly forty percent of the total honeybee population in the United States—alarmed beekeepers and scientists alike. In yet another excellent entry in the series, Burns tells their story as a dramatic scientific mystery, carefully leading readers through t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on October 1, 2010

In 2006-2007, a sudden drop in the number of honeybee colonies alarmed scientists. Burns tells the story as a dramatic scientific mystery,...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Junior Library Guild

Reviewed on May 3, 2010

- Loree Griffin Burns provides an eye-opening explanation of bees' integral role in successful crop production and examines the contemporary, complex problem of Colony Collapse Disorder. - Readers gain a sense of how bee scientists work by following along as the team of scientists researches and performs experi...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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