Books About Bees

3 purple thistle heads with a bumble bee on one thistle head, and a leafcutter foraging on another.Bees on thistles.

Nowadays, there are lots of books about bees available, including conservation books, identification guides, beekeeping books, books for children, gardening for bees, and bee-themed poetry books. 

Highlighted below are several of my favourite bee books.

Also, if you scroll further down the page, you will see links to my book reviews (including Bees In Your Backyard, Bumble Bees of North America, Field Guide To The Bees Of Britain And Ireland, as well as Meadowland).

There are also Q&As with authors (including John Lewis-Stempel, Henk Tennekes, Phil Chandler, and Raymond Huber).

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Books for children:  bees and nature

Brilliant Bees Puzzle Book

The Life And Times Of The Honey Bee

The Reason For A flower

A Wasp Builds A Nest

Lost Words

A Seed Is Sleepy

Buzzled Puzzle Book

What If There Were No Bees?

Flight Of The Honey Bees

General books about bees

Bees In Your Backyard

Honey Bee Democracy

Field Guide To Bees Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland

The Orchard Mason Bee

Solitary Bees

Sting Of The Wild

Bumble Bees Of North America

Bees, Wasps, And Ants

A Sting In The Tale

Field Guide To Bumblebees of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The Buzz About Bees: Biology Of A Superorganism

The Lives Of Bees

The Good Bee

Books about pollinators and other invertebrates

Attracting Butterflies, Birds And Other Backyard Wildlife

Attracting Beneficial Bugs To The Garden

The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar

Attracting Native Pollinators

Bringing Nature Home

The Monarch: Saving Our Most-Loved Butterfly

Nature books

Meadowland:  The Private Life Of An English Field 

Running Hare

A Natural History Of The Hedgerow

Still Water: The Deep Life Of The Pond

The Wood:  The Life And times Of Cockshutt Wood

For books about bees related to specific themes, see these links below:

Here are books linked with specific themes: 

Featured Books And Author Interviews

Links to books I have reviewed and Q&As with authors.

Do bees sleep?
Apparently they do, but how do we know?


Image of sleeping honey bees, links to the page 'Do bees sleep?'

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