The Book of Bees


A big, beautifully illustrated book on one of the most amazing animals on earth: the humble bee


ISBN: 9780500650950 Categories: ,

Piotr Socha


How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees? Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees?

This encyclopaedic book answers all these questions and many more, imparting masses of information with a light, humorous touch, and in scorers of vibrant illustrations. Piotr Socha tracks the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight, examining along the way the role bees have played in history and in the rest of the natural world.

Additional information

Weight 990 g
Dimensions 28 x 37.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 October 2016
Number of pages 72
Format Hardback
Contributors Text by Wojciech Grajkowski
Dimensions 28 x 37.5 cm
Weight 990 g


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Piotr Socha is a graphic designer and illustrator, and the son of a beekeeper. He is one of Poland's most popular cartoonists, famous for his comic drawings in various prominent Polish magazines and newspapers.