Dr Terry Houston has studied Australian native bees for more than 50 years, both in the field and in state museum collections. He served as Curator of Insects at the Western Australian Museum, Perth, for 34 years and, although retired, he continues his bee research there in an honorary capacity.
"We have all been waiting for Terry Houston's book to provide a holistic, all-encompassing and detailed review of native Australian bees - and, it has been worth the wait... I would thoroughly recommend this book to curious naturalists and all the way to seasoned melittologists like myself. Everyone will learn something, perhaps many new things, from Terry's 50 years of "simply messing about with bees"." -- Ken Walker * Victorian Entomologist, August 2018 *