Saturday, March 7, 2009

Fruitless Fall, by Rowan Jacobsen

 I just finished reading Fruitless Fall: The Collapse of the Honey Bee and the Coming Agricultural Crisis.  It tells the story of the mystery of colony collapse disorder and the bigger story of how necessary bees are to our lives.
It is written in the form of investigative journalism and is full of details and easy to read.  Of course, I was ready to start bee keeping as I was reading the book, until I really thought of all that it would entail.  I don't want to get stung by bees or have that many creatures to look after.  I am still fascinated by bees and am now much more aware of their place in nature.

I do recommend it, especially if you are a nature loving, homeschool mom like me.

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