Have you heard the buzz? Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America’s native bees—an endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies—is just as crucial. Our Native Bees: North America's Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them is the result of Paige Embry’s yearlong quest to learn more about these forgotten, yet fundamental, creatures.This Duke alumnus explores how crucial this endangered species is to our gardening and agricultural ecosystems.
“Designed to educate everyone from bee and honey enthusiasts to amateur gardeners and agricultural professionals, Embry’s captivating profiles of just a few of the myriad native bee species and the dedicated individuals and institutions committed to their survival are as entertaining as they are enlightening.” —Booklist
"Captures the essence of a bee's natural history and how we use (and sometimes abuse) bees." --Olivia Messinger Carril, author of The Bees in Your Backyard