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Bees, Pollination and Climate Change:
A Guide to Selected Resources

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Selected Titles
... Selected Journal Articles ... Selected Internet Resources

Drawing of a man wearing a  hat with a net, working at a bee hive.
Drawing: Transplanting the Swarm. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


Buchman, Stephen L., and Banning Repplier. Letters from the hive: an intimate history of bees, honey, and humankind. New York, Bantam Books, 2005. 275 p.
   SF523.3.B83 2005

Delaplane, Keith S., and Daniel F. Mayer. Crop pollination by bees. Wallingford, Eng., New York, CABI, c2000. 344 p.
   Bibliography: p. 297-331.
   QK926.D35 2000

Ellis, Hattie. Sweetness and light: the mysterious history of the honeybee. New York, Harmony Books, c2004. 243 p.    Bibliography: p. 229-233.
   QL568.A6E68 2004

Flottum, Kim. The backyard beekeeper: an absolute beginner’s guide to keeping bees in your yard and garden. Gloucester, MA, Quarry Books, c2005. 167 p.
   SF523.F63 2005

Gould, James L., and Carol Grant Gould. The honey bee. New York, Scientific American Library; Distributed by W. H. Freeman, c1998. 239 p.
   QL568.A6G68 1988

Horn, Tammy. Bees in America: how the honey bee shaped a nation. Lexington, KY, University Press of Kentucky, c2005. 333 p.
   Bibliography: p. 301-316.
   SF524.5.H67 2005

Langstroth, L. L. Practical treatise on the hive and the honeybee: the classic beekeeper’s manual. Mineola, NY, Dover Publications Inc., 2004. 409 p.
   Originally published as A practical treatise on the hive and the honeybee. Philadelphia, J. B.. Lipincott & Company, 1878.
   SF523.L286 2004

Sammataro, Diana, and Alphonse Avitabile. The beekeeper’s handbook. 3rd ed. Ithaca, NY, Comstock Pub. Associates, c1998. 190 p.
   Includes bibliographies.
   SE523.S35 1998

Whynott, Douglas. Following the bloom: across America with the migratory beekeepers. New York, Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, 2004. 246 p.
   Bibliography: p. 241-246.
   Originally published in Harrisburg, PA, by Stackpole Books, 1991.
   SF524.5.W48 2004

Wilson, Bee. The hive: the story of the honeybee and us. London, John Murray, c2004. 308 p.
   Bibliography: p. 286-296.
   SF523.3.W54 2004

Winston, Mark L. The biology of the honey bee. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1987. 281 p.
   Bibliography: p. 227-267.
   QL568.A6W56 1987



Check, Erica. Pollinators in peril. Nature, v. 443, Oct. 26 2006: 893.

Cox-Foster, Diana. Mysterious Bee-havior. Science, v. 315, Mar. 16 2007: 1473.

Harrison, John F. Environmental physiology of the invasion of the Americas by Africanized honeybees. Integrative and comparative biology, v. 46, Dec. 2006: 1110-1122.

Klein, Alexandra-Maria, and others. Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological sciences, v. 274, Feb. 7 2007: 303-313.

Milius, Susan. Most bees live alone. Science news, v. 171, Jan. 6 2007: 11-13.

Weinstock, George M., and others. Insights into social insects from the genome of the honeybee, Apis mellifera. Nature, v. 443, Oct. 26 2006: 931-949.



Bees and Pollination: a collection of links from Ohio State University’s Ohio Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

What’s the Buzz on Planting a Bee Garden, by Stephen Buchman, Tucson ARS

The Hive and the Honeybee: Selections from the E.F. Phillips Beekeeping Collection at Mann Library, Cornell University

Carl Hayden Bee Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA

Honeybee, from Great Plains Nature Center

Honeybee Genome Project, at Baylor College of Medicine

Honeybee Information, from Texas A&M University

HoneyBeeNet, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Wayne Esaias’ site for learning about the effects of climate change on bees and ecosystems

Mid-Atlantic Apiculture
A regional group focused on pest management crisis in beekeeping industry

The Pollinator Partnership
Learn more and get involved in pollinator protection

Project Budburst
A national phenology network field campaign for citizen scientists

Status of Pollinators in North America, a publication from the Committee on the Status of Pollinators in North America, National Research Council


Compiled by Alison P Kelly, Science Reference, Library of Congress, and
Wayne Esaias, Ocean Sciences Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
April 2007

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