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Bees of Australia

A Photographic Exploration

Mr James Dorey



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CSIRO Publishing
01 October 2018
Apiculture (beekeeping); Wildlife: butterflies, other insects & spiders
Bees are the darlings of the insect world. It is a great joy to see these tenacious insects hard at work, peacefully buzzing from flower to flower on warm and sunny days. Many people recognise the worth of bees, as well as that they face many threats. But very few know about the diversity and importance of our native bee species. There are an estimated 2000 to 3000 bee species in Australia, yet we know very little about the vast majority of these and there are many that are yet to be described.

Bees of Australia introduces some of our incredible native bees, many of which, if you look closely, can be found in your own garden. Open this book wherever you like or read it from cover to cover. The combination of photography and contributions from many of Australia's leading bee researchers allows anyone to become enthralled by our native bees. Don't be surprised if you find yourself looking closer at every flower that you pass in search of our wonderful native bees.
By:   Mr James Dorey
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 255mm,  Width: 225mm, 
ISBN:   9781486308491
ISBN 10:   148630849X
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 October 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

James Dorey is undertaking a PhD on the evolution, taxonomy and ecology of Australian native bees at Flinders University, Adelaide. His stunning macro photographs have been published in books and magazines, and have been honoured in national and international photography competitions. He is amazed at the hidden diversity of bees.

Reviews for Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration

This book is a photographic delight with beautiful and perfect pictures of 70 species of Australia's bees, shown in high resolution and clarity. - Bees for Development Journal

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