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DS would like to find out about bees.

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BertieBotts Fri 14-Mar-14 16:24:14

Can anybody suggest a book? I've told him everything I know and then suggested looking for a film on youtube or googling or looking in a book and he decided that he would like a book most.

So either something just about bees, or a good children's encyclopaedia/book about nature in general (it has to mention bees though or he will be upset grin)

He's 5, but the Usbourne beginners book I've found on amazon looks a bit too simplistic. (Although would be happy with that level of information in something that covered lots of different subjects, if that makes sense.)

gamerchick Fri 14-Mar-14 20:39:58

Have a look on Facebook for some beekeeper pages. I joined one to ask a question but kept them because they're really interesting. They'll help you with anything you need.

MoonlightandRoses Fri 14-Mar-14 20:42:16

How about the FIELD GUIDE TO THE BUMBLEBEES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND - Mike Edwards and Martin Jenner? (Found on this link.

It might be the pictures are sufficient for now, and the detail is then interesting next year or the one after for him?

There's also a few books on there about best plants to attract bees, so maybe something like that?

Or there's:

Children's guide to Bees & Beekeeping

Life of the Honey-bee by W. Sinclair, A Ladybird Natural History Book - recommended by Friends of the Earth, but think you may need to search secondhand for it.

Also, the Beekeepers Association might be able to help.

BertieBotts Fri 14-Mar-14 20:48:09

He really wants a book though gamer. Thanks for the idea though smile

Wow moonlight, those look really detailed grin We're in Germany so a book needs to be in print so that I can order it. I'll definitely take a look though,thanks smile

MoonlightandRoses Fri 14-Mar-14 20:53:51

And one link to the Ladybird book grin

BertieBotts Fri 14-Mar-14 20:54:27

I've found this which looks good.

And this on kindle.

PigeonPie Fri 14-Mar-14 20:55:09

There's a good old original Ladybird book called The Life of the Honeybee which I remember my father selling copies of many years ago (we had a firm making bee keeping equipment). It probably isn't in print anymore but you're bound to be able to get a second hand copy.

We have bought loads of these old books for my DSs as they're lovely, straightforward and have beautiful illustrations.

BertieBotts Fri 14-Mar-14 20:55:12

Oh I love the look of the ladybird one. We used to have a big box of ladybird books on the steps of the playground at school, I'd read "Things to make and do" every playtime!

PigeonPie Fri 14-Mar-14 20:55:35

Cross post!

gamerchick Fri 14-Mar-14 21:03:56

I know OP just thought i'd bump it up for you smile

nonicknameseemsavailable Sat 15-Mar-14 22:16:13

is a nice book. DD is 6 and is fascinated.

BertieBotts Sat 15-Mar-14 22:48:52

Thanks gamer smile

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