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Book review: A honeybee heart has five openings by Helen Jukes

I first found out about this beekeeping memoir after reading a review of it on the Oxfordshire Natural Beekeeping Group blog – Helen Jukes was a member of the group while she lived in Oxford. A Honeybee Heart has Five … Continue reading

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Book review – The Beekeeper: Rescuing the stolen women of Iraq by Dunya Mikhail

The Beekeeper by Dunya Mikhail – available on Amazon (or your local independent bookshop) I discovered this book while browsing my local library’s catalogue for beekeeping books. Yet it is not a book about beekeeping at all. Instead Dunya Mikhail … Continue reading

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Book review – Bad Beekeeping by Ron Miksha (2004)

Ron is the author of the excellent Bad Beekeeping blog, which has recently been selected by Beesker as “the world’s very best website on bees and beekeeping”. Bad Beekeeping by Ron Miksha – available on Amazon Bad Beekeeping is no … Continue reading

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Royal Jelly – a story by Roald Dahl

If you’ve ever read Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults, you’ll know they’re very different in tone to his more famous children’s books. My mum had both his Kiss Kiss and Switch Bitch collections and I re-read them quite a few times … Continue reading

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Book review – Do beekeeping/The secret to happy honeybees by Orren Fox (2015)

The Do Book Company publish books designed to help you learn something new and motivate you to do it. Other books in their series include ‘Do Sourdough’, ‘Do improvise’ and ‘Do grow’. They gave me this book to review – … Continue reading

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Book review – Bees in the city by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum (2011)

It’s been a while since I did a bee book-review. Partly this is down to lack of time and partly because I’ve been busy reading lots of other books, as I’ve been catching up with new ones by several of … Continue reading

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Book review: A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson (2013)

I bought this new book by Dave Goulson, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, after hearing him speak at the ‘Future without bees‘ talk at the Southbank Centre. And it’s brilliant: entertaining, an insight into a life spent investigating nature … Continue reading

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