April 13, 2018 / Modified apr 13, 2018 3:09 p.m.

Book creates buzz about native bees of North America

Many bees native to North America defy conventionalism and remain relatively unknown on their own continent.

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Seattle-based author, Paige Embry, began her quest to discover some of the approximately 4,000 species of bees that call the continent home after learning five years ago that bumblebees (and not honeybees) were needed to pollinate tomatoes, given their specific skill of shaking the pollen out of the fruit. The result of her quest is the book, “Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them.”

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