Our Native Bees by Paige Embry audiobook

Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them

By Paige Embry
Read by Emily Durante

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5.79 Hours Unabridged
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Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees—an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Our Native Bees is the result of Paige Embry's yearlong quest to learn more about these forgotten, yet fundamental, creatures. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Embry explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compelling: Embry goes on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin’s bumble bee, raises blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and learns about an organization that turns the out-of-play areas in golf courses into pollinator habitats. For bee enthusiasts and anyone who us curious about the natural world, Our Native Bees is an illuminating exploration of the pollinators essential to our survival.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the 2019 Washington State Book Award for Nonfiction

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees—an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Our Native Bees is the result of Paige Embry's yearlong quest to learn more about these forgotten, yet fundamental, creatures.

Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Embry explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture. The people and stories are compelling: Embry goes on a bee hunt with the world expert on the likely extinct Franklin’s bumble bee, raises blue orchard bees in her refrigerator, and learns about an organization that turns the out-of-play areas in golf courses into pollinator habitats.

For bee enthusiasts and anyone who us curious about the natural world, Our Native Bees is an illuminating exploration of the pollinators essential to our survival.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Designed to educate everyone from bee and honey enthusiasts to amateur gardeners and agricultural professionals, Embry's captivating profiles of just a few of the myriad native bee species and the dedicated individuals and institutions committed to their survival are as entertaining as they are enlightening. Booklist
“Clear and crisp…A flight path through overwhelming amounts of information.” New York TImes Book Review
“Guides us through the world of overlooked and obscure bee species that fill the air around us: bumblebees, masons, alkali, leaf cutters, diggers, miners, and many more.” Wall Street Journal
“Embry—an independent scholar—shares her enthusiasm and concerns for these lesser-known but important insect pollinators…Embry writes in an easygoing, conversational style.” Choice (starred review)
“A very compelling book.” Appalachian Voices
“Embry’s writing is fresh and funny, and her enthusiasm for her subject contagious.” Maine Organic Farm & Gardener

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Author Bio: Paige Embry

Author Bio: Paige Embry

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Animals
Runtime: 5.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English