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The Hive Detectives: Chronicle of a Honey Bee Catastrophe

By: Loree Griffin Burns

Illustrator: Ellen Harasimowicz

Bees don't just produce honey. "Your food supply depends on them," says apiarist Dave Hackenberg. His bees have a busy travel schedule, pollinating around the United States from February to July. So when Dave inspected four hundred of his hives and found that the bees had simply vanished, "a dream team of bee scientists" got to work. Appendix. Glossary. Suggestions for further information. Select references. Index. Full-color photographs.

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ISBN: 9780547152318


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Bees , Hobbyist beekeeping , Commercial beekeeping , Colony Collapse Disorder , Honey , Bee culture , Scientists

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Awards & Honors

2011 ALA Notable Children’s Books, Middle Readers; 2011 Top 10 Books for Youth, Environment; 2011 NCTE Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts; ; Booklist 2010 Editor’s Choice, Books for Youth, Nonfiction, Older Readers; Booklist 2010 Top 10 Books for Youth, Sci-Tech; Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12: 2011; AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prizes for Excellence in Science Books, 2011 Winner, Children’s Middle Grades Books

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In 2006–2007, a sudden drop in the number of honeybee colonies alarmed scientists. Burns tells the story as a dramatic scientific mystery, carefully leading readers through the unfolding of the crisis and attempts to solve it. Profiles of beekeepers and details about bees and honey making, along with gloriously crisp photographs, are interspersed In 2006–2007, a sudden drop in the number of honeybee colonies alarmed scientists. Burns tells the story as a dramatic scientific mystery, carefully leading readers through the unfolding of the crisis and attempts to solve it. Profiles of beekeepers and details about bees and honey making, along with gloriously crisp photographs, are interspersed throughout the main text. Reading list, websites. Bib., glos., ind.

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• Loree Griffin Burns provides an eye-opening explanation of bees’ integral role in successful crop production and examines the contemporary, complex problem of Colony Collapse Disorder.
• Readers gain a sense of how bee scientists work by following along as the team of scientists researches and performs experiments.
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• Loree Griffin Burns provides an eye-opening explanation of bees’ integral role in successful crop production and examines the contemporary, complex problem of Colony Collapse Disorder.
• Readers gain a sense of how bee scientists work by following along as the team of scientists researches and performs experiments.
• Captioned, vibrant photographs explain details such as hive structure and the process of inspecting hives and collecting honey.
• Basic information about bees and hives is capsulated in separate, distinctively designed pages. The reader can easily come back to these pages for reference, while the book’s focus remains on the problem of the bees’ disappearance.
• The beginning and end of the book show hobbyist beekeeper Mary Duane as she inspects her hives and gathers honey. Her careful practice and devotion to keeping bees set the tone for how special these insects are, especially to the people who work with them.

Book Details

ISBN

9780547152318

Genre

Nonfic

Dewey Classification

638/.13

Trim Size

11" x 9"

Page Count

80

Accelerated Reader

Level 7.5; Points: 2;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Houghton Mifflin

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Bees, Hobbyist beekeeping, Commercial beekeeping, Colony Collapse Disorder, Honey, Bee culture, Scientists,

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