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The History And Necessity Of Bees

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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.

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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]

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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