A Book of Bees: --and how to Keep Them

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Houghton Mifflin, 1988 - Nature - 193 pages
"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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American based - partly autobiographical of a bee-keeping year, partly information regarding beekeeping with several bee related historical references. Read full review

wonderfully written

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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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About the author (1988)

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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