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The Beekeeper's Lament : How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America - Hannah Nordhaus

The Beekeeper's Lament

How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

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The honey bee is a willing conscript, a working wonder, an unseen and crucial link in America's agricultural industry. But never before has its survival been so unclear—and the future of our food supply so acutely challenged.

Enter beekeeper John Miller, who trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. Even as the mysterious and deadly epidemic known as Colony Collapse Disorder devastates bee populations across the globe, Miller forges ahead with the determination and wry humor of a true homespun hero. The Beekeeper's Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.

“A fascinating read from cover to cover.”

Fast cars and big trucks -- Beekeeper's roulette -- The tiny leviathan -- Faustian bargains -- Trespasses -- Charismatic mini-fauna -- Survivor stock -- The human swarm -- Bittersweet bounty -- Next year, right?

ISBN: 9780062079428
ISBN-10: 0062079425
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 24th May 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Australia