Bees And Their Keepers

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From waggle-dancing to killer bees, from Aristotle to Winnie-the-pooh.

Beekeeper and garden historian Lotte Möller 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 Möller encounters a trigger-happy Californian beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, warring beekeepers on the Danish island of Læsø, and Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, breeder of the Buckfast queen now popular throughout Europe and beyond, as well as a host of others as passionate as she about the complex world of apiculture both past and present.

Bees And Their Keepers is a beautifully illustrated and thoroughly engaging cultural history for the general reader and beekeeper alike. 

Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry
This book was produced by curators from the Northern Hemisphere, please make sure to account for this when topics of seasonal climates are mentioned.

Hard Cover Book
15.5cm x 23.5cm

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