"Why Do Bees Buzz? not only has the potential to satisfy curiosity and entertain, but will also recruit enthusiastic new investigators to bee research. Even in a format intended for the general audience, Evans and Butler are able to convey the vigor of scientific research on bees in an intriguing manner."
(Susan Fahrbach professor of Biology, Wake Forest University
"Why Do Bees Buzz? provides updated and well-presented material about many questions the general public may have regarding bees. Evans and Butler precisely discuss the function of bees and why pollination is a vital part of the ecosystem, something of which all people should be aware."
(Diana Sammataro co-author of The BeekeeperÆs Handbook, Third Edition
"Drawing on a vast and burgeoning literature on bees, this ambitious book is packed with interesting facts, both old and new."
(Gene E. Robinson Swanlund Chair of Entomology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Why do Bees Buzz? takes readers on a riveting journey through the life and times of these marvelous insects, while highlighting their economic and ecological importance. A thorough, engaging, and informative read.
(Mark L. Winston FRSC, Academic Director and Fellow, Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University
"This book is an interesting and authoritative read for the beekeeper-experiences or not. Why Do Bees Buzz serves the bee people of the world well. It's alluring style calls the uninitiated readers to keeping bees of their own. It is hard to put down.
(Illinois State Beekeepers Association Bulletin
"This is a wonderfully engaging book that covers everything from the anatomy and physiology of bees to studies on their social structure. It is wide enough in scope and interest to make it a welcome addition to any library.
(National Science Teachers Association Bulletin
"Intended for general audiences, the book draws heavily on scientific literature, giving readers a feel for the ongoing nature of scientific research; this is a real strength. Recommended."
"Why Do Bees Buzz? is a wonderfully engaging book that covers everything from the anatomy and physiology of bees to studies on their social structure. Much of its appeal lies in its scope."
About the Author
ELIZABETH CAPALDI EVANS is an associate professor of biology and animal behavior at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Her studies have been published in a wide variety of scientific journals, including Nature, the Annual Review of Psychology, and the Journal of the Kansas Entomological Society. CAROL A. BUTLER is the coauthor of Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History (Rutgers University Press), Do Butterflies Bite? Fascinating Answers to Questions about Butterflies and Moths, Do Bats Drink Blood? Fascinating Answers to Questions about Bats, and Do Hummingbirds Hum? Fascinating Answers to Questions about Hummingbirds.