This print-on-demand reprint is part of Harvard University Press's E-ditions programme that is making available in-copyright HUP books that had become unavailable since their original publication. The Bee Hunter was originally published in 1949.
This amusing and informative little book gives a charming account of an avocation seriously pursued by the author for fifty summers. It provides as well, with clarity and wit, a manual for lovers of nature (and wild honey) who might wish to undertake this ingenious sport. George Edgell sticks his neck out on the first page and says no other book describing the proper approach to wild bees exists. “It is time,” he says, “for someone who has hunted bees and found bee trees to write the facts.”