Why Are Bees Important — and What Makes Bees Different?

Bees! From honey bees to bumble bees, solitary or colony-forming, these insects have shaped modern agriculture. So why, exactly, are bees important?

The Bee
Noah Wilson-Rich explores the astounding diversity of bees in "The Bee," from evolution and genetics to why bees are important for modern agriculture and an overview of beekeeping.
Cover courtesy Princeton University Press