Bees and Their Keepers

A Journey Through Seasons and Centuries,
by Swedish beekeeper and writer Lotte Möller.
translated by Frank Perry.
In this compelling cultural history that moves beautifully through the beekeeper’s year, Möller shares her understanding of bees and bee lore from antiquity to the present with deep knowledge and sharp wit. With insight into the activity in the hive, she describes the bees’ natural order and habits, their attention to detail and purpose so special, and the honey they produce almost magical. She explores the myths of the past, and how and when they were replaced by fact. In stories from her travels, Möller encounters a host of colorful characters, from a trigger-happy California beekeeper raging against both killer bees and bee politics, to the legendary Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey, breeder of the Buckfast Queen, now popular around the world. Filled with bee illustrations buzzing from cover to endpaper, Bees and Their Keepers is a gorgeous book for the beekeeper and general reader alike. 
Hardcover, 224pp. 2019/Eng2020