- Paperback: 112 pages
- Publisher: Knox Cellars Publishing; 1st edition (December 1, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0963584138
- ISBN-13: 978-0963584137
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 8 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #961,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Anyone who grows fruits and vegatables will profit greatly from encouraging native solitary bees near their gardens. To learn more about our gentle native Mason bees and Bumblebees, look for a couple of really delightful handbooks by Brian Griffin. These will explain everthing you need to know, simply but in very specific detail. -- Ann Lovejoy, Author and Columnist
I am embarrassed to reveal how much I did not know about bumblebees until I sat down one day recently to peruse BBBBrian (Best Bee Buddy) Griffin's delightfully engaging and enormously enlightening little book on this creature anyone who gardens must befriend. A great storyteller, Brian sparks an interest in natural history and instills a respect for the complex inter-relationships among the plants, insects, humans and even the seasons in the life of a healthy garden and the greater environment. There is just the right balance of science, history and anecdotal information here. As a bonus Brian has added detailed illustrations and a color Field Guide "The Bombus of North America" After reading this book you'll never look at bumblebees the same way again, and you'll think of a raft of friends you'll want to pass the book along to as a gift. -- Stephanie Feeney, Author
In a charming and highly readable fashion, Brian Griffin presents us with a fascinating account of how bumblebees make a living from the nectar and pollen in flowers. More importantly, he tells why we can't live wihtout their life-giving pollintion services. This is a must-have book for gardeners and amateur naturalists alike. -- Steve Buchmann, co-author of
About the Author
Brian Griffin, a graduate of Whitman College with a degree in English literature, was born in Bellingham, Washington in 1932. A childhood spent exploring the tide pools and forests of the San Juan Islands whetted his curiosity about natural things. Years spent afield hiking and hunting sharpened his powers of observation, and, finally, an inspiring natural history teacher at Whitman College, Arthur Rempel, focused his interest and fueled his curiosity further. Griffin has spent a long career in business, but has always found time to observe and enjoy nature.