Pollinator Conservation Handbook
by Xerces Society in association with The Bee Works
This is an outstanding guide to understanding the importance of native bees and arresting their alarming decline due to habitat destruction and fragmentation, influx of invasive plant species, and pesticides. Native bees often prove to be far better pollinators than the imported honeybee species, which have experienced an even greater decline recently due to diseases to which the native bees seem to be immune. This book will guide you through creating and maintaining habitat for these amazing and vital creatures right in your own backyard.
WARNING: This book may cause you to develop "bee fever" - an incurable fascination and delight in bees!