Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees

Monday, July 30
7:30 -8:30 pm
Powell’s
1005 W. Burnside St. Portland, OR 97209

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 (Basic Books), the beloved Thor Hanson, award-winniBuzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hansonng author of The Triumph of Seeds and Feathers, 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. 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.

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