Paige Embry

Our Native Bees

Paige Embry is the author of Our Native Bees: North America’s Endangered Pollinators and the Fight to Save Them (Timber Press, 2018), which was a finalist for the Washington State Book Awards. Her multi-year obsession with the lives of America’s native bees began with a gardening epiphany—honey bees, which came from Europe with the early colonists, can’t pollinate tomatoes—but certain native bees can. She has written for Scientific American, the Food and Environmental Reporting Network, Horticulture, and others. She lives, gardens, and stalks bees in Seattle, Washington. You can reach her through her website,

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