Why are bees so important? Why do we need to protect them? This is a complete guide to bees in Ireland, including their role as pollinators, the importance of the queen, the drones, the workers and the democracy of the beehive. You can even learn about how they communicate with the waggle dance! With a whole history of beekeeping in Ireland, alongside profiles of Irish beekeepers, including the beekeeper at Glenstal Abbey, this is also a guide to what WE can do to save one of the most important species in our environment.