Could bees book win top literary prize?
30 October 2013 Last updated at 14:02 GMT
The winner of the UK's leading award for non-fiction books, the Samuel Johnson Prize, is being announced on Monday evening.
Six books are in the running and they cover a raft of subjects - including bees, Roman Britain and Afghanistan. The story of an Italian poet, a book about First World War cemeteries and a Margaret Thatcher biography also made the shortlist.
Nick Higham spoke to Dave Goulson about his book A Sting in the Tale.