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Bumblebee

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Bumblebee

By Adrienne Kennaway (Illustrator); J. Wilson

Frances Lincoln Ltd, Hardcover, 9781847800084, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 23, 2011

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Description

From making a nest in spring to leaving her flourishing colony in autumn, a bumblebee queen's life is a busy one. She pollinates plants, builds wax honey-pots and lays eggs to produce future queens, male drones and all the workers who make honey and defend the colony against intruders. This lyrical life-story, illustrated by an acclaimed wildlife artist, introduces young readers to a complex, fascinating creature and suggests simple ways to encourage bees, whose numbers are in dramatic decline and need all the help we can give.



About the Author
J.V. WILSON is a beekeeper in County Kerry, Ireland where he lives iwth his partner Adrienne KennawayAdrienne Kennaway studied at Ealing Art School and the Accademia de Belle Arte in Rome. A great lover of all forms of nature, she won the 1987 Kate Greenaway Medal for Crafty Chameleon. She lives in County Kerry, Ireland.
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