“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,
"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, former president of the Acarological Society of America, Medical Entomologist, West Virginia University
If you don't know about this...maybe you can to read this to find out.
At this critical time with the honeybee populations in decline, A Spring Without Bees is a must read in the same league as Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
This is an important book, it presents sophisticated and timely information while still being very readable.
A very informative book on the demise of the honey bee. Wake up humans!!!Published 6 days 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 10 days 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 8 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
When the book arrived and I started reading it , it was difficult to lay it aside, because I have a deep love for our bees. They are my friends and I want to help them. Read morePublished on March 3, 2010 by Patricia E. Wilson
Being a formally trained entomologist I would say this book followed the correct course for most of the way through but I stopped reading when it delved into organic lawn care. Read morePublished on February 24, 2010 by J. E. Taylor
Michael Schacker's "A Spring Without Bees" is an alarmist book about an impending global food crisis caused by the - wait for it - collapse of beehives.
Ridiculous? Read more