A step-by-step guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees and other bee species that provide pollination alternatives to the rapidly declining honey bee. Includes expert information on the business and biology of pollination using the most sustainable, sanitary and sensitive practices possible. Detailed information on each alternative pollinator's biology, disease, pest and chemical susceptibility as well as how to rear and manage them. Careful and thoughtful bee management information on alternative pollinators for beekeepers, growers and concerned citizens. Copyright 2010, softcover, 162 pages.