Bees from Mars pilot UFOs?
That book is this one (on the right) by Gerald Heard, which a reviewer at Amazon writes is full of (minute) errors -- Thomas Mantell is noted as James Mantell and the Maury Island "hoax" is just listed as a generic flying saucer event where slag was found.
Mr. Heard's hypothesis has been forgotten pretty much but maybe shouldn't have been dismissed so readily (except for the Martian connection).
UFOs, which seem to have appeared and still appear in clusters that belie a race of humanoid pilots making massive trips to Earth from galaxies far, far away, could accommodate an hypothesis found in an abstract from the Goddard Space Colloquia collection:
Scientific Colloquium: 2011
Engineering Colloquium: 2011
Swarm intelligence is the solving of a cognitive problem by two or more individuals who independently collect information and process it through social interactions. With the right organization, a group can overcome the cognitive limitations of its members and achieve a high collective IQ. To understand how to endow groups with swarm intelligence, it is useful to examine natural systems that have evolved this ability. An excellent example is a swarm of honey bees solving the life-or-death problem of finding a new home. A honey bee swarm accomplishes this through a process that includes collective fact-finding, open sharing of information, vigorous debating, and fair voting by the hundreds of bees in a swarm that function as nest-site scouts. Thomas Seeley will show how these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to achieving collective wisdom and effective group decision making.
Maybe Mr. Heard's idea isn't as crazy as it has been portrayed.