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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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Book review and guest post – ‘The Little Book of Honey’ by Elizabeth Gowing

When I first started writing this blog I thought it would pretty much just be me reading it. I never imagined that one day a writer I greatly admire would ask me to review their book! Yet this day has … Continue reading

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Book review – Cooking with Honey, by Deborah de Long (2012)

I should say that I have met Deborah in real life, I love her blog (Romancing the Bee) and she has dedicated one of her recipes, Honey Lavender Gelato, to Emma and me, on account of one of our past … Continue reading

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Book review – The Urban Beekeeper: A Year of Bees in the City, by Steve Benbow (2012)

Steve Benbow is a professional beekeeper who runs the London Honey Company. He runs courses for beginners, sells high-end honey and beeswax products and looks after hives for prestigious companies around the capital, the likes of Fortnum and Mason and … Continue reading

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Book review – From A to Bee: My First Year as a Beginner Beekeeper, by James Dearsley

James Dearsley began beekeeping in 2009. Since then he has started the world’s most popular Facebook page for beekeeping (the Beginner Beekeepers page), released a ‘Beekeeping for Beginners’ video with Charlie Dimmock (famous here for her presenting slot on the … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘Travels in Blood and Honey: Becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo’ by Elizabeth Gowing

Recently I visited Albania, which is one of the Balkan countries. As Elizabeth Gowing explains in her book ‘Travels in Blood and Honey: Becoming a beekeeper in Kosovo‘, in Turkish, bal means ‘honey’ and kan means ‘blood’.  “The story, almost … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘Beekeeping: A Novice’s Guide’, by David Wootton (2011)

I bought this after reading a very positive review in the BBKA News and starting to follow David’s blog: (www.beekeeping-book.com/blog). I am pleased with it! Do not buy this if you are an experienced beekeeper wanting to learn extra tips … Continue reading

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