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

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The honey bee is a willing conscript, a working wonder, an unseen and crucial link in America's agricultural industry. But never before has its survival been so unclear--and the future of our food supply so acutely challenged.

Enter beekeeper John Miller, who trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. Even as the mysterious and deadly epidemic known as Colony Collapse Disorder devastates bee populations across the globe, Miller forges ahead with the determination and wry humor of a true homespun hero. The Beekeeper's Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.

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An awarding-winning journalist tells the extraordinary story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten American honey populations--and the nation's agribusiness--forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world. Original. 40,000 first printing.

Table of Contents

Fast cars and big trucks — Beekeeper's roulette — The tiny leviathan — Faustian bargains — Trespasses — Charismatic mini-fauna — Survivor stock — The human swarm — Bittersweet bounty — Next year, right?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062079428
Subtitle:
How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Nordhaus, Hannah
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
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Publication Date:
20110524
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
269

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Business » General
Science and Mathematics » Agriculture » Animal Husbandry
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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America
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Product details 269 pages HarperCollins - English 9780062079428 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , An awarding-winning journalist tells the extraordinary story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, who, despite mysterious epidemics that threaten American honey populations--and the nation's agribusiness--forges on and moves ahead in a new natural world. Original. 40,000 first printing.
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