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    This morning the new Book of the Week on Radio 4 was "A sting in the Tail" by Dave Goulson. Very interesting and all about his passion Bumble bees. Can be heard on BBC iplayer for radio and the next episode at 9.45 tomorrow.

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    By luck I heard an episode today while driving. I agree, really good and worth listening to. Now I want to know more about bumble bees.
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    You'll need it for module 8!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy beesy View Post
    You'll need it for module 8!
    I'm going to sit Module 8 in March (I hope!) and have eventually started to read the book and really enjoy it so far. To go with the book (A Sting in the Tale) - can anybody recommend a good guide book on bumble-bee identification?

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    I have this one. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Field-Guide.../dp/0954971310
    After reading a sting in the Tale read a buzz in the meadow by Dave Goulson and then the humble bee by Frederick Sladen https://archive.org/details/humblebeeitslife00slad
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    Thanks for the suggestions, GG. I'll check them out.
    Kitta

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    All the info needed for module 8 bit on other social bees (ie Bumble bees) can be found at
    http://www.bumblebee.org/quickGuide.htm

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    Thanks for the link, Masterbk - that's a great help.
    Kitta

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