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Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper: What Not to Do When Keeping Bees (with Apologies to My Own)

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Bill Turnbull had no intention of becoming a beekeeper. But when an advertisement for beekeeping classes appeared in the family vet's office shortly after a swarm of bees landed in Bill's suburban backyard, it seemed to be a sign. Beekeeping turned out to be an even stickier operation than Bill expected, and he quickly learned that being enthusiastic about something doesn't necessarily make you a virtuoso. Full of laugh-out-loud antics, lessons learned the hard way, and a passion for the beauty and importance of the infuriating, fascinating — and increasingly threatened — honeybee, Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper is both an introduction to the world of backyard beekeeping and a story about the transformative power of doing what you love — even if you're a bit bad at it.

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"This delightful, funny book will strike a chord with all beekeepers — beginners and seasoned ones alike. We have all done stupid things with bees, and I am glad to report that Bill Turnbull survived and learned from his mistakes. A truly wonderful read." Diana Sammataro, PhD, coauthor of The Beekeeper's Handbook

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"Animated and entertaining! Bill Turnbull gives readers an informative glimpse into the enchanting world of beekeeping that is sure to increase their appreciation for these endearing creatures." C. Marina Marchese, author of Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper

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"In a sea of beekeeping books that read like textbooks, it was an absolute delight to discover Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper. Bill Turnbull presents us with a delightful and amusing book on the basics of beekeeping. Through Turnbull's self-effacing humor and personal anecdotes, readers will learn a lot about bees — and a thing or two about life itself." Howland Blackiston, author of Beekeeping for Dummies

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“Turnbull, the longtime cohost of England's answer to The Today Show, takes up beekeeping on a whim and brings us along on his apiarian adventures. His genial and comedic tone will deliver readers through technical jargon and beekeeping history. The book’s real appeal will be to those who already think backyard bees are a honey excuse the pun of an idea and who will comb the book for the myriad details of use to other amateur beekeepers.” Library Journal

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“For a news reporter, Bill Turnbull is a pretty funny guy. It’s a good thing, too, because his new book, Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper, demonstrates just how important a ready sense of humor — and the ability to laugh at oneself — is to the amateur apiarist. Turnbull comes across as affable and amused as he relates his initiation into the world of apiculture, and though much of what he shares are his own personal foibles and misadventures, there’s a lot to be learned here....Like front yard gardening, backyard beekeeping is on the rise, and Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper is a honey-sweet introduction to what might otherwise be an intimidating pursuit.” Mother Nature Network

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“Every beekeeper begins as a bad beekeeper. Fortunately, Bill Turnbull remembers his hilarious beekeeping mistakes and adventures in great detail, and he has bravely transformed them into this honest, entertaining book. It is a must-read even for experienced beekeepers who have already been there and done that, especially as they may have failed to see the humor that Turnbull so skillfully captures.” Norman Gary, PhD, Professor and Apiculturist Emeritus, University of California, Davis, and author of Honey Bee Hobbyist

About the Author

Bill Turnbull is the award-winning longtime co-host of BBC Breakfast, Britain’s most-watched morning TV show. A career journalist, he has reported from more than 30 countries, and for four years was the BBC News foreign correspondent in Washington, DC. He is President of the Institute of Northern Ireland Beekeepers and a public ambassador for the British Beekeepers’ Association.

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silverswrl, June 22, 2014 (view all comments by silverswrl)
As a beginning beekeeper this book was a learning tool and a bit of entertainment! Bill shares very practical tips of the trade but also shares his moments of disaster so other beginners (hopefully) won't follow in his footsteps and end up with an angry bee in their veil. I great read for anyone who enjoys beekeeping!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781615190324
Subtitle:
What Not to Do When Keeping Bees (with Apologies to My Own)
Author:
Turnbull, Bill
Publisher:
Experiment
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Biography-Gardeners and Naturalists
Subject:
Biography - General
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Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20110731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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"Review" by , "This delightful, funny book will strike a chord with all beekeepers — beginners and seasoned ones alike. We have all done stupid things with bees, and I am glad to report that Bill Turnbull survived and learned from his mistakes. A truly wonderful read."
"Review" by , "Animated and entertaining! Bill Turnbull gives readers an informative glimpse into the enchanting world of beekeeping that is sure to increase their appreciation for these endearing creatures."
"Review" by , "In a sea of beekeeping books that read like textbooks, it was an absolute delight to discover Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper. Bill Turnbull presents us with a delightful and amusing book on the basics of beekeeping. Through Turnbull's self-effacing humor and personal anecdotes, readers will learn a lot about bees — and a thing or two about life itself." Howland Blackiston, author of Beekeeping for Dummies
"Review" by , “Turnbull, the longtime cohost of England's answer to The Today Show, takes up beekeeping on a whim and brings us along on his apiarian adventures. His genial and comedic tone will deliver readers through technical jargon and beekeeping history. The book’s real appeal will be to those who already think backyard bees are a honey excuse the pun of an idea and who will comb the book for the myriad details of use to other amateur beekeepers.”
"Review" by , “For a news reporter, Bill Turnbull is a pretty funny guy. It’s a good thing, too, because his new book, Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper, demonstrates just how important a ready sense of humor — and the ability to laugh at oneself — is to the amateur apiarist. Turnbull comes across as affable and amused as he relates his initiation into the world of apiculture, and though much of what he shares are his own personal foibles and misadventures, there’s a lot to be learned here....Like front yard gardening, backyard beekeeping is on the rise, and Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper is a honey-sweet introduction to what might otherwise be an intimidating pursuit.”
"Review" by , “Every beekeeper begins as a bad beekeeper. Fortunately, Bill Turnbull remembers his hilarious beekeeping mistakes and adventures in great detail, and he has bravely transformed them into this honest, entertaining book. It is a must-read even for experienced beekeepers who have already been there and done that, especially as they may have failed to see the humor that Turnbull so skillfully captures.” Norman Gary, PhD, Professor and Apiculturist Emeritus, University of California, Davis, and author of Honey Bee Hobbyist
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