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Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper Paperback – March 2, 2011
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For those expecting an accurate, informative account of honeybees and beekeeping, it appears that there may be other resources out there (admittedly, I am not an expert in this area). For those expecting to read a humbling - or perhaps even humorous - account of a NYC jet-setter trying out a career at the polar opposite end of her then career this is not the book you are looking for.
Finally, while not necessarily related to the book, I was extremely disappointed to learn that the majority of all of Red Bee's honey is not locally harvested from Marchese's own hives but rather is collected and marketed under the Red Bee name.
I expected the book to be more like the excellent, though obscure _Beeing: Life, Motherhood, and 180,000 Honeybees_ by Rosanne Daryl Thomas which I read a few years ago and absolutely loved (5 stars), but this book was not nearly so inspiring. If you liked this book, please find a copy of _Beeing_ as it is a much better book in this genre. If you want a better book on the different types of honey in the world, I recommend _The Honey Trail: In Pursuit of Liquid Gold and Vanishing Bees_ by Grace Pundyk which is a fascinating travel tale sampling the honeys of the world and where they come from with many more details than this book.
Not informative. There are many other much better books for beginning beekeepers (and many of them are cheaper, too). I concur with reviewers that liken the books information sections to a high school research paper.
Not entertaining. I wanted a memoir of the author's first year or so of keeping bees. There's very little of that, and what there is, is not very interesting.
Offensive. All of her recipes specify using HER BRAND of honey. There's nothing special about her honey, except to her. This book feels like a thinly veiled advertisement for her product, and, having paid more than twelve dollars for the Kindle book, I'm pretty well offended by her insistence that I buy her honey, too.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I wanted a nice introduction to beekeeping and this fit the bill. A great read about her journey into beekeeping and some nice recipes along the way. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Kate
Enjoyable book with some knowledge. Part story, part practical knowledge. A fun readPublished 17 months ago by Margaret Schlachter
I picked up Lessons From an Accidental Beekeeper about a week ago and I'm learning more than I ever imagined that I would. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Ashley N. Byers
I loved this book! I learned so much about bees and truly enjoyed it. A must-read for anyone who wants to know all about beesPublished 18 months ago by Julesrn777
Love reading about bees and beekeeping, but have no desire to do it myself.Published 19 months ago by Kindle Customer
This book is not just a great way to gain knowledge and excitement about everything Honey and Honeybee. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Jason Minaker