A Sting in the Tale

A Sting in the Tale: My Adventures with Bumblebees

Non-Fiction, Languages & Reference, Dictionaries & Reference, Natural World & Environment, Nature Writing
Paperback Published on: 24/04/2014
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A Sting in the Tale
The Humble Bumblebee
This was such an unexpected pleasure and instilled a new love for bees that I really wasn't expecting! I am one of those wary sorts that steer clear of buz... READ MORE
Kari Fry at Hitchin
A Sting in the Tale
A charming insight into the world of the bee...
This book is easy to follow, and filled with plenty of personal stories and interesting information. I enjoyed learning all about the ins and outs of the b... READ MORE
Gem - Wigan


One man's quest to save the bumblebee... Dave Goulson has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee is now extinct in the UK, but still exists in the wilds of New Zealand, descended from a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. A Sting in the Tale tells the story of Goulson's passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land and contains groundbreaking research into these curious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee, the disastrous effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099575122
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 202g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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A Sting in the Tale
Don't bee indifferent to the bees.
This is a book that you start to read thinking that your knowledge of the hard working bee is fairly extensive. How wrong was I, it is a must read for anyo... READ MORE
Andie Timms