Tuesday, April 12, 2011


THE HIVE DETECTIVES, by Loree Griffin Burns, photos by Ellen Harasimowicz (Houghton Mifflin Books for Children/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2010). In this engaging book, copiously illustrated in full-color photos, Burns documents "Colony Collapse Disorder" and the work of scientists to understand its causes. In addition, THE HIVE DETECTIVES provides a fine introduction to bees and understanding the workings of the hive. Text is easy to understand and the photographs provide a fine and illuminating complement.

Altogether satisfying and fascinating, THE HIVE DETECTIVES will leave readers intrigued about the art and science of bees and beekeeping.

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