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Australia's First-ever Field Guide to Native Bees!
"Best Field Guide of 2001" - Royal Zoological Society of NSW
Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide is a practical field guide, featuring colour plates and extensive illustrations, to help wildlife enthusiasts, bushwalkers, gardeners, beekeepers and students to identify our dazzling native bees.

"Bee-lovers rejoice! Here at last is the help we've long needed, a field guide that's not only authoritative, but clearly written and beautifully illustrated."

-- Densey Clyne, Naturalist and Author

Click here for more reviewer comments

To read the FREE UPDATES for this Field Guide, click here
Printed copies of this book are now out of stock.

However, a full colour, updated PDF version of this popular guide is available on CD!

-- All photographs now in full colour showing the true beauty of these native bees
-- All scientific names fully updated according to a major worldwide revision of the bees published in 2000;

Price: $12.00 plus postage & handling.

Click here to order your updated, full colour PDF ebook of Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide.

Key Features:
Describes 31 of the most easily-recognised Sydney species
Includes over 20 species also found in QLD and VIC
Foreword by environmentalist Eric Rolls
Comprehensive section on garden plants loved by native bees
Designs for artificial nests
Field observation sheets
Pronunciation guide
Glossary and index

Great for field use or for the armchair enthusiast!
Printable ebook in PDF format, presented on a CD
80 pages of text, diagrams and full colour photographs
So Easy to Use
Each Species Description page (sample at right) features:
- Scientific Name
- Common Name
- Description of Bee
- Nesting Habits
- Silhouette showing Actual Size of each Bee

Many pages also feature:
- Labelled Photograph of each Bee
- Photograph showing Bee Behaviour & Nests
field guide sample
What the Reviewers Say about
Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide

"Bee-lovers rejoice! Here at last is the help we've long needed, a field guide that's not only authoritative, but clearly written and beautifully illustrated. It certainly inspired this somewhat lazy bee-watcher to take a more hands-on (or at least lens-on) interest in the diverse and charming little native bees that share my garden."

-- Densey Clyne, Naturalist and Author

"An excellent glimpse into the private lives of our fascinating native bees. Once you've read it, you will never again confuse a teddy bear bee with a gold-tipped leafcutter or a neon cuckoo bee."

-- John Dengate, Media Naturalist (ABC and Burke's Backyard)

"This book has completely changed the way I look at bees."

-- Cheryl Maddocks, Good Weekend (Sydney Morning Herald)
17 Nov 2001 Click her to read full review

"Native Bees of the Sydney Region will become the standard field reference for amateur and professional naturalists interested in Sydney's native bees. Teachers will appreciate the plain language and uncomplicated format, while secondary and tertiary students will use it as a window into that magical 'other' world of the Australian bush."

-- Brian Trench, Teacher in Charge, Camden Park Environmental Education Centre

"Insights into the mysterious nesting habits, preferred flora and identification of these wonderful insects."

-- Bruce White, Technical Specialist (Apiculture), NSW Agriculture

"An excellent, much needed field guide which will fill a gap in the availability of information for amateur naturalists and educators."

-- Tracey Armstrong, Mount Annan Botanic Gardens

The Authors

Dr Anne Dollin, Australian Native Bee Research Centre, has been studying Australian native bees for 20 years.

Dr Michael Batley, a former lecturer at Macquarie University, is currently cataloguing the bee collection of the Australian Museum.

Martyn Robinson, B App Sci, Australian Museum, has published and illustrated many scientific papers, articles and books on Australian animals.

Dr Brian Faulkner is currently a freelance journalist in horticulture and entomology, with major articles published in Australian Horticulture.

Native Bees of the Sydney Region: A Field Guide

Printed copies of this book are now out of stock. However, an updated, full colour PDF version is now available on CD for $12.00 plus postage & handling.

Copies of the Adobe Reader program you will need to read and print this PDF are included on the CD.

Click here to order your copy now!

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