By: Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum
247 pages, No illustrations
Beekeeping - once seen as an old-fashioned country pursuit - is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals, and new hives are springing up all over our cities. Whether you're attracted to beekeeping because you want to produce your own honey, do your bit to combat the threats that honeybee colonies face today, or simply reconnect with nature, "Bees in the City" provides a comprehensive guide to the subject.
Written by the authors of the bestselling "A World Without Bees", it introduces you to the school teachers, inner-city youngsters, city professionals and budding entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of this exciting new movement; suggests creative ways you can help bees in your own back garden without keeping a hive; and, provides extensive, practical information for the novice urban beekeeper, including tips on getting started and a month-by-month job guide. Packed with invaluable advice on how to understand and support these extraordinary creatures, "Bees in the City" will inspire you to join this new urban revolution.
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Alison Benjamin is editor of the Society section of the Guardian and writes on social affairs and environmental issues for the Guardian newspaper and website. She is the co-author of "Keeping Bees and Making Honey" and the bestselling "A World Without Bees". Brian McCallum runs Urban Bees, a social enterprise to teach responsible urban beekeeping. He works in partnership with the Co-op, the City of London festival, Wolff Olins, Global Generation and the mayor of London's Capital Bee programme. He is a trained teacher and an author.
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