"A Sting In The Tale" author and roundly declared Attenborough of bees Dave Goulson extends his investigation of the species further than ever before, tracing the orchid bees of Ecuador and chasing great yellow bumblebees across the Hebrides in an attempt to present a fuller understanding of this ecologically important creature.
Prof Dave Goulson has had a lifelong interest in insects, having started collecting butterflies as a small boy. After a degree in Biology at Oxford University and a PhD at Oxford Brookes University, he obtained a lectureship at the University of Southampton in 1995, where he stayed for 11 years. He is now Professor of Biological Sciences and Head of the School of Biological & Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling. In 2006 he founded the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, a membership-based charity devoted to the active promotion of bee conservation in the UK; the trust now has 3,000 members.