The History And Necessity Of Bees

Sep 26, 2018

A lot of people hate bugs, but even most bug haters have a soft spot for bees. The biologist Thor Hanson has written a new book that explores the natural history of bees. It's about where they come from, how they work and how we can help them.

A lot of people hate bugs, but even most bug haters have a soft spot for bees. Not wasps, but bees. Whether we notice them or not, bees are everywhere. They figure in our mythology, in our evolution, not to mention our food supply. The biologist Thor Hanson has written a book that explores the natural and cultural history of bees. They're struggling today, he says. To help them we need to know where they come from, how they work, and why they inspire more fondness than fear.

Thor Hanson is an author and biologist. His new book is called  Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible]