by David W. Baldock
Surrey is probably the richest county in Britain for bees and this new book covers all 222 different species recorded to date illustrating nearly 100 of them in a series of superb colour photographs. In addition to information on the status and distribution of each species the book also contains chapters on the behaviour of bees, where to find them and how to identify them.
The author, David Baldock, has lived and worked all his life in South-west Surrey. He has an extensive knowledge of the natural history of the County. He has just finished working on a companion volume, the Wasps of Surrey.
Hardback with 304 pages and 48 colour plates.
ISBN: 978 0 9556188 1 9
'Since Surrey covers 90% of British bees, the book can… serve as a national field guide, which is just as well for we have no other…’
- British Wildlife
‘I sincerely hope that it will help inspire the inquisitive general naturalist to take a closer look at these fascinating insects…’
- British Journal of Entomology and Natural History
‘If you have not yet encountered the Surrey Wildlife Atlas Series then you have not yet encountered the finest, and best value, contemporary series of county wildlife monographs….Each volume is thorough, well written and accurate.’
‘Worth reading cover to cover. Bees of Surrey is an inspiring piece of work that is useful far beyond the borders of this fine county.’
- BWARS Newsletter
‘A valuable resource of information that will be of profound value to ecologists and land managers alike.’
- Entomologist’s Record and Journal of Variation