The Life Story of the Friendly Bumblebees and Their Use by the Backyard Gardner
by Brian L. Griffin
1997, 112 pages, b/w illustrations. Easy-to-read book explains where and how bumblebees live and pollinate. Describes how to capture a colony for the garden, and how to build an observation hive. Includes chapter on difference between Bombus and Psithyrus genera. Favorite bee foods, and ways to bring bees into the garden are included. Appendix contains a Field Guide to North American bumblebees with tri-color illustrations, short descriptions, and range. Paperback; 5-1/4 x 8-1/4″.
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