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Young Zoologist - Honey Bee - A First Field Guide to the World's Favorite Pollinating Insect

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Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu and Neon Squid

illustrated by Astrid Weguelin

Journey into a beehive to study honey bees in this beautiful nonfiction field guide for kids.

You might know that honey bees dance to let each other know where to find the best flowers, but there's so much more to learn about these important insects! Turn the pages to discover the difference between the queen bee and worker bees, and how honey bees actually make honey. Filled with simple science and plenty of animal facts, this book also explains how scientists work as beekeepers to study honey bees, and how every bee in the hive works towards the same cause. It also looks at the conservation challenges these iconic animals face due to climate change and insecticides.

Written by bee expert Dr. Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu and featuring stunning illustrations by Astrid Weguelin, Honey Bee (Young Zoologist) is part of an exciting series of animal books from Neon Squid aiming to inspire the next generation of biologists and conservationists.

Dr. Priyadarshini Chakrabarti Basu is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health and Apiculture at Mississippi State University. Priyadarshini previously worked at the Honey Bee Lab at Oregon State University. She obtained her Ph.D. from the University of Calcutta, India. Astrid Weguelin is a London-based freelance illustrator, designer, and animator. She loves to explore shapes and patterns, using handmade textures and digital brushes to create her work. Neon Squid creates beautiful nonfiction books for inquisitive kids (and kids at heart). We believe the most amazing stories are real ones, so our books are for children who want to decipher ancient scrolls, orbit distant stars, and dive into the deepest oceans. Our books are a labor of love - written by experts, illustrated by the best artists around, and produced using the finest materials, including sustainably sourced paper. We hope that by reading them kids are encouraged to further explore the world around them.