Books  Zoology  Invertebrates  Arthropods  Insects  Economic Entomology 

Letters to a Beekeeper

Handbook / ManualArt / Photobook

By: Alys Fowler (Author), Steve Benbow (Author)

Unbound

Hardback | Jun 2017 | #230353 | ISBN-13: 9781783521159
Available for pre-order: Due Jun 2017 Details
NHBS Price: £24.99 $31/€29 approx

About this book

This the story of how, over the course of a year, Alys, the Guardian gardening writer, learns how to keep bees; and Steve, the urban beekeeper, learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden. Part beautifully designed coffee-table book, part manifesto, this collection of engaging letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos creates a record of the trials, tribulations, reward and joys of working with, rather than against, nature. And along the way, the reader picks up a wealth of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed. For lazy gardeners to novice beekeepers (and everyone in between), this is the best rule-breaking, wildlife-friendly, guerilla, urban gardening insect-identifying, honey-tasting, wax-dripping, epistolary how-to book you could ever hope to own.


Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Biography

Alys Fowler likes growing food and flowers. Her flowers are a bit too far away for Steve's bees, so she's keeping the pollinators of Birmingham happy instead. She has written four books, presents gardening programmes on TV (including her own show The Edible Garden) and writes for the Guardian. She likes wild swimming, riding bikes and cooking.

Steve Benbow runs the London Honey Company which he set up twelve years ago from the roof of an ex-council block in Tower Bridge. It now has hives on the roof of Fortnum and Mason, Tate Modern and the National Portrait Gallery. Random House published his first book The Urban Beekeeper in 2012.

Bestsellers in this subject

Practical Microscopy for Beekeepers

NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx

Understanding Bee Anatomy

NHBS Price: £27.99 $35/€33 approx

The BBKA Guide to Beekeeping

NHBS Price: £18.99 $24/€22 approx

Pollination Services to Agriculture

NHBS Price: £34.99 $44/€41 approx