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The Bee Bible
14 Nov 2019 * HARDBACK * £10 * 9781788545815

An illustrated guide to helping Britain's best-loved bug.

Non Fiction / WNCN (Natural History)
Extent: 144 pages  Format: 175 x 135 mm
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
The Hedgehog Handbook
The Book of the Earthworm
The Hedgehog Handbook
A Short History of the World According to Sheep
Also by Sally Coulthard
The Bee Bible: 50 Ways to Keep Bees BuzzingSally Coulthard

We need bees. We rely on them not only to pollinate our planet but to sweeten our lives with the fruits of their labours – honey, beeswax, Royal Jelly. These tiny, hardworking insects have transformed our lives with their quiet diligence; fertilising much of our food, most of the wild plants we rely on, and giving us thousands of years of sugary pleasure, candlelight and beauty treatments.

But bees are in danger. Across the planet, bee numbers are plummeting. Honey bees, fat, fluffy bumblebees and key species of solitary bees are disappearing from our gardens, fields and wild spaces. Over the past 50 years, the UK has lost more than half its solitary bee numbers and three species of bumblebee have gone extinct. In the rest of Europe, nearly one in ten species of wild bees are facing extinction, in the US about a quarter of all wild bees have disappeared in the past ten years alone.

Thankfully, we can do something if we act now. In The Bee Bible, best-selling author Sally Coulthard shows us fifty positive ways we can all save bees; from planting flowers bees love to mowing less, buying the right honey to influencing public spaces and government policy. Whether you garden for bees, shop with bees in mind, campaign for bees, or just learn a bit of bee-whispering, little things can make a big difference. Just ask a bee.

Sally Coulthard is a bestselling author of books about natural history and rural life including A Short History of the World According to Sheep, The Book of the Earthworm, The Bee Bible, The Hedgehog Handbook and over twenty more titles. She lives on a Yorkshire smallholding where she keeps rare breeds of sheep and spends too long, watching the horizon, hoping to catch a glimpse of the local Barn Owl.

Written by the author of The Hedgehog Handbook and The Little Book of Building Fires.

The author's other books have sold rights in Poland, Germany, the Netherlands and the US.

Published in the cool cut-sides gift format.

MARKET: The Hedgehog Handbook; The Little Book of Building Fires.

'Coulthard is a fine writer' Yorkshire Times

'A useful and beautiful gift ... Full of fascinating facts' Yorkshire Post

'We all want to help the beleaguered bee and Sally Coulthard's latest book The Bee Bible is a great place to start' Amateur Gardening

'Sally Coulthard's beautifully presented book explains all you need to know about starting a bee hive, and why you would want to' This England

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