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Bees, wasps, and ants : the indispensable role of Hymenoptera in gardens

Author: Eric Grissell
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Examples of nearly every kind of bee, wasp, and ant can be found somewhere in a garden, but they work in mysterious and wondrous ways, largely unknown to those of us who tend the land we live on. This book is an exploration of the group, discussing its importance, its biology, and methods of encouraging (or discouraging) them in the garden. It is also an openly impassioned plea for acceptance of life forms that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Grissell
ISBN: 9780881929881 0881929883
OCLC Number: 436623371
Description: 335 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The impact of bees, wasps, and ants on our lives --
What are Hymenoptera? --
Some basics of Hymenopteran biology --
A garden of Hymenoptera --
The garden's cows : sawflies --
The garden's police : true parasitoids, stinging parasitoids, and a few surprises --
The garden's wolves : predatory wasps --
The garden's pollinators : bees --
The garden's recyclers : ants.
Responsibility: Eric Grissell.

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Few insects are more important than bees, wasps, and ants. They maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. This book  Read more...

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