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Guide to Bees of Britain (Occsional Publications) Paperback – 2007

4.6 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Field Studies Coucil (2007)
  • ASIN: B004MZXGPK
  • Package Dimensions: 23.2 x 15.4 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (44 customer reviews)
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Looking for an identification guide to bees? Produced in conjunction with the invertebrate conservation charity Buglife, this much requested new 8-page chart shows 28 species of bee, most of which can commonly be seen flying in domestic gardens. As well as the 'Big Six' bumblebees, the chart includes representatives of mining bees, cavity-nesting bees and cuckoo bees. Silhouettes next to each image show the typical life-size for each species. Text on the reverse side includes a table, with full cross-referencing to the images, which gives further information on flight periods, distribution of each species in Britain, and useful pointers to help distinguish between similar-looking species.

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Having read A Sting In The Tail by Dave Goulson - a great read - I now know there are more types of bee than just 'bumble bee' - that's like saying all flappy things are birds. This laminated sheet has all the common types of bee we find in the UK, so very easy to keep to hand and very easy to consult when peering at the 'bumble bee' you've caught in your patented bee catcher. Which means you'll soon know the difference between your white-tailed bumblebee and your hairy footed flower bee. What's not to like?
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I try to create a bee-friendly garden, but until now could not identify the various strains of bee that visited. No longer! This excellent guide lists all the types which you are likely to see, and gives me a new interest, and a great deal of pleasure. As soon as I spot something new, I make a bee-line (no pun intended!) for my guide, and there it is,clearly illustrated.The folder style makes it quick and easy to use, too
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I am very pleased with this publication. I was recommended this laminated identification chart by a friend and its very clear and easy to recognize pictures make it an essential for anyone who is interested in these insects. Every home should have one!!!
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Perfect for the gardener who wants to encourage bees to come to t he garden and to be able to recognise different varieties of bee. Exactly what I required.
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This is a great, clearly laid out guide which you can pop in your back pack when out and about wildlife hunting. Loads of info to help you identify our little furry friends.
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Lovely guide but very brief - only has pictures and short description of the bees. More like a fold-out glossy pamphlet than a book.
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It is a very good idea, simple and informative, quick and easy to use. A must for Nature enthusiasts.
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Clear simple format for identifying the main varieties of bees seem in Britain.
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