The Hive Detectives

Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

By Loree Griffin Burns; Ellen Harasimowicz (Illustrator)
(Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, Hardcover, 9780547152318, 80pp.)

Publication Date: May 2010

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback

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THE HIVE DETECTIVES will be a science book for middle-grade readers in the Scientists in the Field series. Pulled straight from today’s headlines: the disappearance of America’s honey bees.




About the Author

Loree Griffin Burns, Ph.D., did her doctoral at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Ms. Burns lives in Massachusetts with her husband and children. She is the author of Tracking Trash and The Hive Detectives.




Praise For The Hive Detectives

"Throughout the presentation, readers learn about the anatomy, development, and social behavior of honey bees, and observe the process of scientific investigation and its vital, real-world application. Appended are lists of recommended books, magazines, films, Web sites as well as a glossary and a source bibliography. A fascinating book from the Scientists in the Field series."—Booklist, starred review

"Not long after beekeepers encountered a devastating new problem in their hives in 2006, a team of bee scientists began working to discover the causes of colony collapse disorder (CCD), now attributed to a combination of factors possibly including pesticides, nutrition, mites and viruses...Harasimowicz's clear, beautifully reproduced photographs support and extend the text."—Kirkus, starred review


 

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