Backyard Beekeepers of the Bay Area
A love letter to honeybees and beekeeping, this detailed and fascinating, extremely accessible book begins with solitary bees sharing earth with T. rex, then traces their evolution to modern times. Adamson interviews 21 beekeepers from Oakland and San Francisco to Sebastopol. This diverse group includes a 30-year veteran and teacher of apiculture, a perfumer, founders of a garden sanctuary, a retired police sergeant, three men involved in Google’s “Hiveplex”, and the chef of the Fairmont Hotel. With information about colony collapse disorder, a baker’s dozen honey recipes, beautiful art and much more.
2011, 190 pages, 6” x 9”, full-color cover, 9 color illustrations by Lisa Adamson, 5 other illustrations, appendices with lists of honeybees favorite plants, plants honeybees pollinate, beekeepers, and beekeeping clubs. Published by Speed Bump Press.
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“A captivating and delightful read.”
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