Thor Hanson

Discusses his new book, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, at Heidrun Meadery
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Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 3:00pm
Heidrun Meadery
11925 CA-1
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Thor Hanson discusses his new book, Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees, at this special event at Heidrun Meadery. We'll visit Heidrun's hives and sample their delicious mead as a part of this event.

About Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

From the award-winning author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, a natural and cultural history of the buzzing wee beasties that make the world go round.

Bees are like oxygen: ubiquitous, essential, and, for the most part, unseen. While we might overlook them, they lie at the heart of relationships that bind the human and natural worlds. In Buzz, the beloved Thor Hanson takes us on a journey that begins 125 million years ago, when a wasp first dared to feed pollen to its young. From honeybees and bumbles to lesser-known diggers, miners, leafcutters, and masons, bees have long been central to our harvests, our mythologies, and our very existence.

They've given us sweetness and light, the beauty of flowers, and as much as a third of the foodstuffs we eat. And, alarmingly, they are at risk of disappearing.

As informative and enchanting as the waggle dance of a honeybee, Buzz shows us why all bees are wonders to celebrate and protect. Read this book and you'll never overlook them again.

About Thor Hanson

Thor Hanson is a conservation biologist and Guggenheim fellow. He lives with his wife and son on an island in Washington

Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465052615
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Basic Books - July 10th, 2018