Thursday, June 26, 2014

Nonfiction books about Honeybees

Some friends recently brought over a jar of honey from their own backyard hive. Yum!! And as you can imagine, this sparked quite an interest in honeybees around here.  Thankfully we finally made it to the library for some honey help…

The Life and Times of the Honeybee by Charles Micucci is a completely comprehensive book everything honeybee, from growth of the bee to jobs in the hive to honey production around the world.
You'll also learn about the history of honey, uses of honey, and different types of honey, based on the plants nectar was collected from. So cool! Yes, I sound like a nerd and I'm 100% okay with that. It truly is fascinating!

The other book we found was The Honey Makers by Gail Gibbons-- which of course was a welcome resource!  True to form, Gibbons provides close up illustrations and a wide breadth of knowledge on honey making.
I would say the main difference in the two books is that Gibbons comes a touch more from the perspective of the history of hives and beekeeping.  Of course, she still includes excellent details on the habits of the bees themselves.
And let's get real for a minute, Gail Gibbons, her brain is amazing!! I wonder if she remembers everything she puts in all her books…I can't even remember to put the milk in the fridge some days!

Anyway, honeybees are awesome! Nonfiction is the best! And I am a major geek!! Let me just seal the deal by saying this...
I'll bee seeing you! Happy reading!
Whitney

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