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Here are some recommended books for finding out more about bumble bees, their biology, behaviors and more.


Title: Conserving Bumble Bees by Artificial Domicile Deployment and Bee-Wise Habitat Management

Authors: Louise I. Lynch, Tom J. Weissling and Doug A. Golick

Copyright: 2013

Publisher: Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska

Publication Number: EC1587

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Title: Bumblebee Economics

Author: Bernd Heinrich

Copyright: 2004

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674016394


Title: Humblebee Bumblebee

Author: Brian L. Griffin

Copyright: 1997

Publisher: Knox Cellars Publishing

ISBN: 0963584138


Title: The Social Behavior of the Bees: A Comparative Study

Author: Charles D. Michener

Copyright: 1974

Publisher: Belknap Press

ISBN: 0674811755


Title: Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers, and Conservationists

Authors: Eric Mader, Marla Spivak, and Elaine Evans

Copyright: 2010

Publisher: NRAES

ISBN: 1933395206

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Title: Befriending Bumble Bees: A practical guide to raising local bumble bees

Authors: Elaine Evans, Ian Burns, and Marla Spivak

Copyright: 2007

Publisher: Regents of the University of Minnesota

Publication Number: 08484

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Title: The Life of the Bumblebee

Author: D. V. Alford

Copyright: 2009

Publisher: Northern Bee Books

ISBN: 1904846424


Title: Bumblebees: Behaviour, ecology, and conservation

Author: Dave Goulson

Copyright: 2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199553076


Title: Bumble Bees of North America

Authors: Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson and Sheila Colla

Copyright: 2014

Publisher: Princeton Field Guides

ISBN: 0691152225