9781529405262

Bees and Their Keepers

Through the seasons and centuries, from waggle-dancing to killer bees, from Aristotle to Winnie-the-Pooh

Frank Perry (Translated by), Lotte Moeller


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ISBN: 9781529405262
Published: September 2020

Price: $39.99

Condition: New

A beautifully illustrated and thoroughly engaging cultural history of beekeeping - packed with anecdote, humour and enriching historical detail. The perfect gift.

"A charming look at the history of beekeeping, from myth and folklore to our practical relationship with bees" Gardens Illustrated

Beekeeper and garden historian Lotte Moller explores the activities inside and outside the hive while charting the bees' natural order and habits. With a light touch she uses her encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject to shed light on humanity's understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present. A humorous debunking of the myths that have held for centuries is matched by a wry exploration of how and when they were replaced by fact.

In her travels Moller encounters a trigger-happy Californian beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, warring beekeepers on the Danish island of L so, and Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, breeder of the Buckfast queen now popular throughout Europe and beyond, as well a host of others as passionate as she about the complex world of apiculture both past and present.

Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry - Sweden's Gardening Book of the Year 2019, shortlisted for the August Prize 2019

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  • Format:
  • ISBN: 9781529405262
  • Published: September 2020
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Width (mm): 158
  • Height (mm): 230
  • Depth (mm): 22
  • Weight (g): 540

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