The Beekeeper's Lament

The Beekeeper's Lament

How One Man and Half A Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

Book - 2011
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Recounts the experiences of John Miller, one of the foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten American honey populations--and the nation's agribusiness--forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061873256
006187325X
Branch Call Number: 638.1 N756b
Characteristics: 269 p. : ill. ; 21 cm

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AL_LESLEY Aug 20, 2017

An insightful look into the unappreciated and singular lives of beekeepers. A quick and very interesting read.

chwortma Apr 21, 2013

A very interesting read even for a small backyard beekeeper. It made me laugh and have sober thoughts about what we are doing in agriculture to the environment.

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kaharrison
Dec 05, 2011

If "Honeybee Democracy" made you want to keep bees, this book will sober you up enough to avoid regrets. It gives more than you ever thought you wanted to know about commercial beekeeping, including the daunting problems of the last decade or so. An interesting read.

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abookandacuppa
Aug 04, 2011

This is an excellent book about entomology, interdependency, our delicate ecosystem, and the daily lives of beekeepers. The author also personalizes her research with the story of a certain beekeeper, John Miller. I also enjoyed the references to other authors' snippets about bees, particularly Emily Dickinson and Virgil. Highly recommended!!!

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