KILLER BEES by Laurence Pringle


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A fascinating discussion of an urgent, timely topic--an update of the author's 1986 book, Here Come the Killer Bees, in which he explained the origin and behavior of these African bees and the impact they have had in Central and South America. Now they have migrated to Texas; the rest of the country will soon be under siege. Pringle continues the story of this appalling situation by telling what scientists have learned and what can be expected. While he downplays the sensational media hype of wholesale killing by ""killer bees,"" Pringle says that they will have a staggering impact on our entire economy. Honeybees have an estimated value of $20 billion to the argricultural industry; they pollinate over 80% of all crops. Still, despite the seriousness of the threat, little research money is spent on the problem. Pringle includes a section on safety precautions. Read the book; then write to your Congressial representatives. Glossary; further readings (primarily articles in specialized bee journals); index? Photos not seen.

Pub Date: Sept. 19th, 1990
ISBN: 688-09617-4
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Morrow