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Posted February 7, 2012
As a hobbyist beekeeper, I already knew much of the material in the book, but enjoyed reviewing it, and also took away some new information. I especially enjoyed chapter 8 and the tale of a honey hunt in Malaysia. Bees are an important component of food production and I think the more we know about these creatures as a society, the better stewards we can be for our environment.
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Posted July 10, 2013
This book is classified as a "J" book (children's) by
This book is classified as a "J" book (children's) by my local library, and it turned up here when I filtered for "children's books,". It is, in fact, from the children's department of the publisher. However, it is written at a very high level; I checked against the Frye Readability Scale, and three random samples were each at high school or college level. There are many assumptions about the reader's background knowledge. It also devotes only a single paragraph to the major problem of bees dying off and what that means for our food supply. Adults who are interested in bees (not beekeeping, per se) will enjoy the book. Only a rare kid would enjoy it.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 1, 2013
Posted May 10, 2011
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