Travel & Outdoors | 15 September 2015Video: The Diversity of Bees Share article facebook twitter google pinterest Imagine a bee and you likely have an image of a yellow-and-black striped insect going “bzzz” and hovering from buttercup to daisy to hive. You’re not wrong to visualize this idyllic scene, but there’s so much more diversity in the world of bees than most people realize. From all over the world, bees come in a variety of sizes with vibrantly different colors and unique behaviors. In the book Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World, you get a magnified look at these little guys. The sheer detail and stunning beauty of bees is inspiring, and makes you wonder why we humans aren’t doing more to limit poisonous pesticides in these important pollinators’ environments. We revere and protect the things we find beautiful. Thanks to this incredible photography in Bees, we have the chance to connect to these tiny creature in a larger-than-life way. Check out the video below, which features one of the book’s authors narrating the slideshow of images: Bees: An Up-Close Look at Pollinators Around the World Author: Sam Droege Author: Laurence Packer While we eat, work, and sleep, bees are busy around the world. More than 20,000 species are in constant motion! They pollinate plants of all types and keep our natural world intact. In Bees, you’ll find a new way to appreciate these tiny wonders. Sam Droege and Laurence Packer present more than 100 of the most eye-catching bees from around the world as you’ve never seen them: up-close and with stunning detail. You’ll stare into alien-like faces. You’ll get lost in mesmerizing colors and patterns, patches and stripes of arresting yellow or blue. Whether you linger on your first close look at the Western Domesticated Honey Bee or excitedly flip straight to the rare Dinagapostemon sicheli, there’s no doubt you’ll be blown away by the beauty of bees. Buy from an Online Retailer In North America: In The UK: Share article facebook twitter google pinterest If you have any comments on this article please contact us or get in touch via social media.