The Bumblebee Book offers an easy introduction for those new to bumblebees. It also provides the more experienced naturalist with a wealth of information about their fascinating lives. This includes illustrated photographs of all 27 bumblebee species occurring in Britain and Ireland. These show their full range of variation, including the striking island races. Each species has a detailed description with up-to-date distribution maps and notes on the life cycle, flowers visited and habitats used. Further chapters include bumblebee flowers, collecting pollen, cuckoo bumblebees, colours, predation & mimicry, parasites, populations & dispersal and conservation.
This book on bumblebees brings together the author’s field experience with current scientific knowledge of these fascinating insects. It is hoped that the book will inspire new generations of bumblebee enthusiasts and encourage further studies.
The author Nick Owens has also written a book on The Bees of Norfolk that was published in 2017