Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

Bee people and the bugs they love, Frank Mortimer

Mortimer invites readers on an eye-opening journey into the secret world of bees-- and the singular world of his fellow bee-keepers. In connecting with a club of disparate but kindred spirits, he discovers the centuries-old history of the trade; the practicality of maintaining it; what bees see, think, and feel; how they talk to each other and socialize; and what can be done to combat their biggest threats, both human and mite. Mortimer delivers an informative, funny, and galvanizing book about the symbiotic relationship between flower and bee, and bee and the beekeepers who are determined to protect the existence of one of the most beguiling and invaluable creatures on earth. -- adapted from jacket
Table Of Contents
How I started in beekeeping -- Bee cops -- Bee first -- All hail the queen -- Bee club -- One-eyed bee guy -- Smoke a little smoke -- That stings -- Death and an autopsy -- Varroa the destructor -- Welcome to the world of bee -- Bees bees bees -- Laying workers and the night shift -- To have is not to keep -- Honey honey -- Bee mistakes -- In and otters -- Hiving the bee club -- Bee are family
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
viii, 312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates, color illustrations, 22 cm

Library Locations

  • Hamilton-Wenham Public Library

    14 Union Street, South Hamilton, MA, 01982, US