Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Bees" by Candace Savage - 'Nature's Little Wonders'

My son just checked this book out of the library, and since we both love bees, I have been snatching it whenever he's not around, reading it as fast as I can.  I just had to share this from the book:

"What bees ask of us is simple: a world free from poisons and other stressors, with places where they can nest and a sweet, season-long supply of flowering plants.  In return, they offer to teach us their deepest lesson yet.  Much as a honeybee belongs to her colony, so we humans belong to the living community of the Earth.  The wild lies all around us, and we draw it in like breath.  Our lives are indivisible from the lives of insects."  p. 109 "Bees" by Candace Savage

This is a beautifully written book, published in 2008.  Candace Savage has captured the magical world of our garden friends so perfectly.


  1. Hi, I just found your blog, and it's beautiful--welcome to the north! I'm originally from the northern Midwest so to me, this region is warmer than what I'm used to and the gardening season lasts much longer. Not like Georgia!

    I will check that book out for my son, who is also fascinated by bees. Thank you!

  2. Thank you so much! My son and I love bees, too. They are so fascinating!