The Urban Beekeeper: A...
The Urban Beekeeper: A Year of Bees in the City
by Steve Benbow
At a time when the UK bee population is in decline there's no better way to make a difference than to start up your own beehive. Steve Benbow's enormous success with urban beekeeping show's how easy it is to keep bees, whether you're in the city or in the countryside, a beginner or an experienced beekeeper, and you'll never look back once you've tasted your very own sticky...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published June 7th 2012 by Vintage Digital
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My neighbour had us read this for our book club, which raised a few eyebrows as it's not exactly a work of literature, but more a manual with month by month tips for those beginning beekeeping. It's entertaining though, describing a year in the unusual life of a beekeeper with anecdotes and recipes along the way (I recommend the spiced chocolate and honey harvest cake) as you follow the progress of rooftop hives on London's Fortnum and Mason department store and Tate Modern art gallery, among ot...more