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

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

Hannah Nordhaus


“You’llnever ponder bees, their keepers, or the culmination (and nuts) in their laborsthe similar means again.” —Trevor Corson, writer of The mystery lifetime of Lobsters

Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the awesome tale of John Miller, certainly one of America’s best migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the very important function that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the upkeep of our nutrients chain, and the very way forward for the kingdom. With an intimate concentration and incisive reporting, in a booklet excellent for enthusiasts of Eric Schlosser’s Fast nutrition Nation, Michael Pollan’s The Botany of Desire,and John McPhee’s Oranges, Nordhaus’s wonderful exposé illuminates one the main serious concerns dealing with the area today,offering perception, details, and, eventually, hope.

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