A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1988 - Nature - 193 pages
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"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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This is a beautifully written book and will fascinate bee enthusiasts as well as lay men and women who just like to read good books. Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! Read full review

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After reading this book I knew I wanted to be a beekeeper, This is a great read for winter when you can't get out and play with your bees.

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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
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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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