Bees and Their Keepers - From waggle-dancing to killer bees, from Aristotle to Winnie-the-Pooh - E-book - ePub

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A beautifully illustrated and thoroughly engaging cultural history of beekeeping - packed with anecdote, humour and enriching historical detail. The perfect gift."A charming look at the history of beekeeping, from myth and folklore to our practical relationship with bees" Gardens Illustrated"An entertaining collation of bee trivia across the millennia" Daily Telegraph* Sweden's Gardening Book of the Year 2019 * Shortlisted for the August Prize 2019 * Winner of the Swedish Book Design Award for 2019Beekeeper and garden historian Lotte Möller explores the activities inside and outside the hive while charting the bees' natural order and habits.
With a light touch she uses her encyclopaedic knowledge of the subject to shed light on humanity's understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present. A humorous debunking of the myths that have held for centuries is matched by a wry exploration of how and when they were replaced by fact. In her travels Möller encounters a trigger-happy Californian beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, warring beekeepers on the Danish island of Læso, and Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, breeder of the Buckfast queen now popular throughout Europe and beyond, as well a host of others as passionate as she about the complex world of apiculture both past and present.
Translated from the Swedish by Frank Perry

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  • Date de parution
    16/09/2020
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-1-5294-0525-5
  • EAN
    9781529405255
  • Format
    ePub
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Lotte Möller is a Swedish writer and journalist, and author of a number of classics in cultural and garden literature including a monograph on the lemon, which was shortlisted for the August Prize for Best Non-Fiction. She has also been a beekeeper. FRANK PERRY's translations have won the Swedish Academy Prize for the introduction of Swedish literature abroad and the prize of the Writer's Guild of Sweden for drama translation.
His translation of Lina Wolff's Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs was the 2017 winner of the Oxford-Weidenfeld Prize, and was awarded the triennial Bernard Shaw Prize for best literary translation from Swedish.

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