I was totally entranced while watching the movie Queen of the Sun. Like everyone else I knew that bees were in trouble and rumours of cell phone radiation and mysterious viruses were on the list of suspects. But what I didn't know was how corporatized beekeeping has become and how monoculture agriculture has stressed bees to their limit. This is an inspiring movie filled with articulate prophets, the beekeepers, praising the beautiful and monumental ethos of the bee.
Here is hive of other bee books:
Keeping The Bees: Why All Bees Are At Risk And What We Can Do To Save Them by Laurence Packer: He's a bee lifesaver!
A Book of Bees by Sue Hubbell: She's one of the most lyrical of nature writers.
Eco-yards by Laureen Rama: Simple steps to attract bees to your garden.
Honeybee Democracy by Thomas Seeley An academic makes his years of research accessible.