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“At last an authoritative account of the vanishing bees: one of the most puzzling environmental problems of recent times. . . . at once a great detective story and an object lesson of how to live in harmony with the living planet, our home.” --Thomas E. Lovejoy, President, the Heinz Center for Science, Economics and Environment
"The loss of the bees is a four-fold tragedy: for the beekeepers, the growers, the consumers and of course for the bees themselves. Michael Schacker's fascinating and enlightening book is an important new look at the great mystery of Colony Collapse Disorder." --Dr. James Amrine, President of the Acarology Society of America, Medical Entomologist, West Virginia University
“Michael Schacker offers another important rationale for organic farming methods as a way to protect the fruit and vegetable supply.”--Dr. Timothy J. LaSalle, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, The Rodale Institute
Very good but loses its focus somewhat toward the end of the book.Published 3 months ago by Judith A. Cartisano
A very informative book on the demise of the honey bee. Wake up humans!!!Published 14 months ago by Sandra Yatsko
Schacker presents a global view on the experience of farmers and scientists in coping with the modern collapse of bee populations, For example, he details how farmers in France... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brian Griffith
A Spring Without Bees is still the only book that documents the real root cause of massive bee die-off. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Barbara Dean Schacker
A lot of information. But Not much research. I would prune the half of the book. Very little about bee behavior. A little about food supply and the role of bees en that. Read morePublished on March 18, 2011 by bajopalabra
This is an excellent and well-researched review of the relatively new problem of Colony Collapse Disorder, which is currently decimating hives in this country (and the world). Read morePublished on April 25, 2010 by M. J. Lemos
A Spring Without Bees: How Colony Collapse Disorder Has Endangered Our Food Supply identifies a new chemical devastating our environment: IMD, a new but widely used insecticide in... Read morePublished on April 17, 2010 by Midwest Book Review