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The honey bee is a willing conscript, a working wonder, an unseen and crucial link in America's agricultural industry. But never before has its survival been so unclear—and the future of our food supply so acutely challenged.
Enter beekeeper John Miller, who trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. Even as the mysterious and deadly epidemic known as Colony Collapse Disorder devastates bee populations across the globe, Miller forges ahead with the determination and wry humor of a true homespun hero. The Beekeeper's Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.
The Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus is a chronicling of John Miller, a third generation beekeeper. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Garry Qirici
I found this book to be a quick and engaging read written (unsurprisingly given the authors career) in a journalistic style. Read morePublished 1 month ago by P. Bergin
As a hobbyist beekeeper I appreciated both the information and the story. The book is well written and told in a fashion that draws you in without losing you in the detail. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Caryn Kralovansky
Hannah Nordhaus in a good writer and a great reporter. I not only learned a lot but enjoyed it.Published 3 months ago by Brad N.
Aside from just a few mistakes beekeepers would object to, this is an excellent book. Hannah Nordhaus traveled with a commercial beekeeper in the US to see firsthand how the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by FWOB
I learned new information about honeybees - I had taken beekeeping years ago. The history of the industry is fascinating, and the impact on our lives is eye opening. Read morePublished 4 months ago by EA Beck
I thoroughly enjoyed the writing style. As a twenty year hobbyist, backyard beekeeper and gardener I have experienced many of the difficulties you describe so well. Read morePublished 4 months ago by John L. Wilson
i keep reading this between other books. very knowledgeable information about large beekeeping outfits. did you know they take their bees to North Dakota for wintering?Published 5 months ago by Rural Gal