Field Guide to the Bees of Great Britain and Ireland – Steven Falk


This eagerly anticipated guide unravels the complexities of identification, and is designed to cater for people new to the bee world as well as to more experienced recorders who wish to identify every species accurately. Written by Steven Falk, professional naturalist and conservationist with over forty years’ experience of working with bees, it provides the latest information on the identification, ecology, status and distribution of all 275 species of bee in Britain, Ireland and the Channel Islands. Over 1000 colour and black & white illustrations by Richard Lewington accompany photographs of living insects and 234 distribution maps.

This guide includes:
– Comprehensive introduction to bee classification, ecology, field techniques and recording, a full glossary, and information on how to separate the sexes and distinguish bees from other insects
– Introductions to families and genera, describing key characters and life histories
– Detailed species descriptions covering field and microscopic characters, similar species, variants, flight season, habitat, flowers visited, nesting habits, status & distribution, and parasites & associates
– A series of innovative illustrated keys to genera and species, designed to guide the user step by step through the identification process

Dimensions: 13.4cm x 3cm x 21.6cm

Book type: Paperback

Pages: 432

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