The Little Book of Bees: Buzzy Wit & Wisdom (Hardcover)

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Listen to the bees.  Bees reflect human society - understand them and we can get a little closer to understanding ourselves. Humans and bees have enjoyed a close relationship for millennia, and the entries in this book reflect at least two thousand years of fascination with the world's favorite insect. Monarch, celebrity, monk, peasant, warrior or regular Joe, there are few who haven't fallen under the spell of bees and the riches they bring. From superstition to science, cake recipes to self-help, these quotes are a mirror to ourselves - our hopes and fears, our lives and deaths. Not to mention our taste-buds.

"A summer where there are no bees becomes as sad and as empty as one without flowers or birds" The Life of the Bee, Maurice Maeterlinck, 1901, trans. Alfred Sutro, 1914

In many European countries and parts of North America it is traditional to visit a hive and 'tell the bees' when there is a birth, marriage, departure, return or death in the family.

Reading age ‏ : ‎ 15 years and up

Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 4.5 x 0.75 x 5.5 inches

ISBN: 9781800690073
ISBN-10: 180069007X
Publisher: Orange Hippo!
Publication Date: May 4th, 2021
Pages: 192

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My beekeeping journey began over 12 years ago with my oldest daughter begging for a dog, which led us to getting baby chickens instead,  then honey bees were added to our urban backyard farm and the rest is history.  

We're urban NYC beekeepers with a mission to help save the bees and other pollinators. Bees have been declining at an alarming rate which can impact the global food supply as bees are essential in pollination.  

Our honey is pure and raw and sourced from either our own local hives or small apiaries, like us, from around the country.  We believe in sustainable beekeeping, supporting small local beekeepers who in turn work with small local family farms to help pollinate their crops and bring you real, delicious honey.


Ruth (Queen Bee)

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