Bee Detectives

AUD $24.95

By Vanessa Ryan-Rendall and Brenna Quinlan

Join these budding Bee Detectives as they explore the wonders of Australia’s native bees.

This fun story introduces kids to different types of Australian native bees and gives fascinating facts about how they live.

Aspiring Bee Detectives can learn how to help native bees and attract them to your backyard.

Features detailed illustrations to help kids identify native bees they might find.



When Olivia and Hamish see a smoky haze coming from their local park, they’re ready to spring into action! But it’s not a fire – it’s a nest of Australian stingless bees that needs their help.

Join Olivia and Hamish as they learn about the bees in our backyards. From Blue-banded and Teddy Bear to Carpenter and Leaf-cutter bees, our two budding Bee Detectives discover how our native bees live, what they like to eat and the important work they do to pollinate plants.

Explore the wonders of Australia’s native bees – and be inspired to become a Bee Detective too. It’s a real buzz!

ISBN: 9781486313396
Full colour -Hardback, Published by CSIRO April 2021
32 Pages

Vanessa Ryan-Rendell

is an experienced primary school teacher, gifted education consultant and librarian. She has a keen interest in engaging students in literature while learning more about the natural world, and loves helping children build skills in investigating, problem-solving and creative thinking.

Brenna QuinlanBrenna Quinlan

Brenna is a permaculture educator and illustrator extraordinaire. She works and lives in a passive solar tiny house at Melliodora, on Dja Dja Wurrung country. She lives a low-impact lifestyle alongside David Holmgren and Su Dennett where they grow food, milk goats, build soil, engage with the community and regenerate the land around them.

Brenna has worked as an illustrator for several organisations including the Bob Brown Foundation, the Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance, and the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program. She is also part of the Formidable Vegetable teaching team run in association with Resource Smart Schools Victoria, and regularly collaborates with Milkwood Permaculture and Melliodora Publishing on various projects and publications.

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Additional information

Weight 0.34 kg
Dimensions 290 × 227 × 8 mm


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