What the Bees See: A Honeybee's Eye View of the World (Hardcover)

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Discover the magical world of the honeybee with this deluxe book, featuring 70 stunning images shot with ultraviolet technology.

A comprehensive look into the amazing science of bees, this book collects mesmerizing ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence (UVIVF) photography of flowers and nature and offers fascinating research that explores every aspect of our relationship with honeybees. Learn about the history of beekeeping, current environmental impacts affecting bees, and the rise of bee products in medical and wellness spaces. As you travel through the world of bees, you'll discover a diverse range of flora showcased in a whole new light through the ultraviolet spectrum, from orchids and anemones to manuka and cactus blossoms. A gorgeous gift for environmentalists and photography fans alike, this in-depth book invites us to reimagine the world from a bee's point of view and better understand its importance to the future of all life on earth.

PHENOMENAL NATURE IMAGERY: Craig P. Burrows has been specializing in UVIVF photography for nearly a decade, and this book includes 70 incredible photos taken using this innovative technique. Burrow's luminescent images capture the magic of nature and showcase flowers glowing in otherworldly blues and teals, simulating how bees and other pollinators become attracted to the plants.

GET THE BUZZ ABOUT BEES: In addition to the incredible UV photography, this book features engaging illustrations and infographics, archival and historical images, and original interviews with over forty of the world’s leading experts on bees and bee products. Organized into three distinct sections on bee ecosystems, bee products and cultivation, and modern medical and wellness advances tied to bees, this in-depth book illuminates the extraordinary role the honeybee has played throughout history and will answer questions you didn’t even know you had.

SUSTAINABILITY GIFT BOOK: This deluxe photobook is a great gift for nature lovers, bee and beekeeping enthusiasts, and anyone who cares about environmental conservation and preservation. Add it to the shelf with books like the National Geographic Photo Ark series by Joel Sartore and DK's The Bee Book.

Perfect for:
  • Bee, insect, and bug enthusiasts
  • Nature lovers and environmental activists
  • Flower and nature photography lovers
  • People interested in learning about bee products used in medicine, wellness, and skincare 
  • People interested in UVIVF technology and innovative photography techniques
  • Fans of nature documentaries like David Attenborough’s Life In Color series
  • Fans of Craig P. Burrows's research and photography

About the Author

Craig P. Burrows is a photographer and horticulturalist based in Southern California. His work explores nature through UVIVF photography and aims to engage viewers with the importance of the natural world. His photography has been featured in National Geographic, Colossal, Wired, and Vice, and his work has been exhibited internationally.

Praise For…

“In these exquisitely intimate close-ups—of French lavender, creeping fuchsia, cucumber flower and more—each specimen glimmers and throbs with otherworldly light against a backdrop as black as jeweler’s velvet…. These hallucinatory images don’t merely simulate a bee’s perspective so much as help us to imagine an alternative reality: that of a creature whose fate is indivisibly bound up with our own.”  —The New York Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9781797230184
ISBN-10: 1797230182
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Pages: 192
Language: English