A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1988 - Nature - 193 pages
23 Reviews
"The real masterwork that Sue Hubbell has created is her life," David Quammen wrote in the New York Times. This book is, like its author, a unique achievement. Weaving a vivid portrait of her own life and her bees' lives through the seasons, Hubbell writes "about bees to be sure, but also about other things: the important difference between loneliness and solitude . . . the accommodating of oneself to nature" (Philadelphia Inquirer).
  

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Sue Hubbell really is an amazing writer. - Goodreads
But it's also a wonderful introduction to beekeeping. - Goodreads
I was entranced by the writing of this author. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sthompson140 - Goodreads

I was entranced by the writing of this author. She wrote eloquently of her changing life at the same time she was sharing her growing knowledge of beekeeping. It was a treat to watch both stories develop side by side, overlapping and enhancing each other. Read full review

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User Review  - Dick Harding - Goodreads

This is a book about how to raise bees and more. I have no intention or desire to raise bees but years ago I had read a story by Sue Hubbell in the New Yorker years ago and I have looked for her ever ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgments
THE BEEKEEPERS AUTUMN
1
THE BEEKEEPERS WINTER
35
THE BEEKEEPERS SPRING
61
THE BEEKEEPERS SUMMER
125
Afterword
175
Glossary
179
Index
183
Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Sue Hubbell is the author of, among other works, A Country Year and A Book of Bees, which was selected as a New York Times Notable Book. She lives in Maine and Washington, D.C.

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