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What’s All the Buzz About Bees of Australia?

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See details of upcoming screenings of How To Bee at State Cinema, Hobart and Star Theatre, Invermay. Bees – they are the darlings of the insect world and with good reason, since they keep our planet alive. But few of us know about the incredible number and diversity of Australian native bee species, which is […]

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See details of upcoming screenings of How To Bee at State Cinema, Hobart and Star Theatre, Invermay.


Bees – they are the darlings of the insect world and with good reason, since they keep our planet alive.

But few of us know about the incredible number and diversity of Australian native bee species, which is why author and photographer James Dorey brings us his stunning new book, Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration (CSIRO Publishing).

Australia currently has more than 1600 described and named bee species – but there could be as many as 2000 or 3000. The author even discovered a new species while working on the book!

Each page features stunning macro photographs of bees, most taken during a three and a half month road trip around Australia by the author. The bee profiles are presented state-by-state (even though bees don’t always adhere to state lines) which makes it easier for the reader to search or identify species in their local area. There is even information on how to create a bee-friendly garden.

“Australia’s bees are an amazingly diverse, visually stunning and important group of animals. Each species comes with its own story,” notes James.

Discover why so many are all abuzz about bees!

What You’ll Discover in BEES OF AUSTRALIA

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Bees of Australia: A Photographic Exploration by James Dorey                                                                                         $49.99   PB   288 pp   ISBN: 9781486308491

Available from all good bookstores or order online.

About the Author:

James Dorey is undertaking a PhD on the evolution, taxonomy and ecology of Australian native bees at Flinders University and the South Australian Museum. His stunning macro photographs have been published in various books and magazines, and have been honoured in national and international photography competitions. He remains amazed at the hidden diversity of bees.

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