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Date(s) - September 12, 2014
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Harvard Book Store - 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA


Harvard Book Store and Follow the Honey welcome honey bee expert and founder of The Best Bees Company, Noah Wilson-Rich for a discussion of his book The Bee: A Natural History.

The event is co-sponsored by The Harvard Bookstore & Follow the Honey, and books are 20% off. Follow the Honey will also host a honey tasting at the event.

Bees pollinate more than 130 fruit, vegetable, and seed crops that we rely on to survive. Bees are crucial to the reproduction and diversity of flowering plants, and the economic contributions of these irreplaceable insects measure in the tens of billions of dollars each year. Yet bees are dying at an alarming rate, threatening food supplies and ecosystems around the world. In this richly illustrated natural history of the bee, Noah Wilson-Rich and his team of bee experts provide a window into the vitally important role that bees play in the life of our planet.

Earth is home to more than 20,000 bee species, from fluorescent-colored orchid bees and sweat bees to flower-nesting squash bees and leaf-cutter bees. This book takes an incomparable look at this astounding diversity, blending an engaging narrative with practical, hands-on discussions of such topics as beekeeping and bee health. It explores our relationship with the bee over evolutionary time, delving into how it came to be, where it stands today, and what the future holds for humanity and bees alike.

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