About the book
The authors wrote this book to present bees and their great importance for the
environment and people in an accessible way. Bees provide us with excellent bee
products (honey, beeswax, pollen, royal jelly…), but their essential role is to pollinate
plants, which supplies us with one third of our food. Besides being vital for food
production, pollination also preserves plant diversity and thus influences ecosystems
that give us oxygen, fuel, clean water, air, regulate the weather, the climate…
In addition to that, bees are a part of our lives in many other ways.
The book covers various topics, such as the history of bees, bee products, the importance
of continuous education of beekeepers, the importance of bees and reasons
for their endangerment in certain parts of the world. It describes various types of
beekeeping around the world, but also apitherapy and apitourism that have developed
especially in the recent period. The book also describes the significance of
bees in religion and how bees can serve as an example of an exemplary life centred
around values. It also contains a text on how beekeeping can help disabled people.
The purpose of the book is to raise awareness about the dependence of people on
bees and nature. Thus, the book speaks to every individual, community or company
and shows them how they can contribute to better conditions for the survival of
The book is intended for a wide readership, including those who do not know much
about bees, and those who do and would like to learn more.
Basic information about the book and its authors, and feedback are available at