Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland

Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years' experience of working with bees. The book has been long awaited and is llustrated with over 1,000 colour and black & white artworks and has 234 up-to-date distribution maps. There is a comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects. The guide includes introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories with detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates.
Steven Falk
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Field Guide, user-friendly keys, Richard Lewington, bumble bees, solitary bees