Bumblebees / Richard Comont
- Comont, Richard F.
- London : Bloomsbury, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- 128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
- Meet the bumblebees -- Relatives and predecessors -- What makes a bumblebee? -- At home with he bumblebees -- Flowers, foraging and feeding -- Threats -- Nature's little pollinators -- Watching bumblebees -- Bumblebees and people -- Glossary.
- "Bumblebees are some of our most familiar insects, and among the few that are almost universally viewed as friendly - their low buzzing is the quintessential sound of our gardens in the summertime. Richard Comont consids all UK 24 species in this once-successful group revealing that, while some species still thrive, the majority are declining precipitously. Covering all aspects of their biology, and life cycles, from spring queens emerging from overwintering chambers to make their nests, to drone swarms that herald the end of the bumblebee seaon. Richard also discusses how devastating the loss of these important pollinators would be to humans. The influence of bumblebees throughout history and their place in our culture, from witchcraft to cinema, is also examined."--Back cover.
- 9781472933614 (paperback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references: (page 125) and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Paterno Libraries Endowment; 2017
- Endowment Note:
- Paterno Libraries Endowment
View MARC record | catkey: 22070903