A Book of Bees: And How to Keep Them

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1998 - 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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wonderfully written

User Review  - sole - Overstock.com

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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User Review  - JNSelko - LibraryThing

An excellent primer on how one becomes entangled in the bee-raising (non-industrial) community. Enjoyable and a page-turner, if you want to have a book in your library about the joy of bees, this is it. 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
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Sue Hubbell was the author of eight books, including A Country Year and New York Times Notable Book A Book of Bees . She wrote for the New Yorker, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Smithsonian, and Time, and was a frequent contributor to the Hers" column of the New York Times .

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