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Robbing the Bees: A Biography of honey--the Sweet Liquid Gold That Seduced the World

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Honey has been waiting almost ten million years for a good biography. Bees have been making this prized food — for centuries the world's only sweetener — for millennia, but we humans started recording our fascination with it only in the past few thousand years. Part history, part love letter, andlt;iandgt;Robbing the Beesandlt;/iandgt; is a celebration of bees and their magical produce, revealing the varied roles of bees and honey in nature, world civilization, business, and gastronomy. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; To help navigate the worlds and cultures of honey, Bishop — beekeeper, writer, and honey aficionado — apprentices herself to Donald Smiley, a professional beekeeper who harvests tupelo honey in the Florida panhandle. She intersperses the lively lore and science of honey with lyrical reflections on her own and Smiley's beekeeping experiences. Its passionate research, rich detail, and fascinating anecdote and illustrations make Holley Bishop's andlt;iandgt;Robbing the Beesandlt;/iandgt; a sumptuous look at the oldest, most delectable food in the world.

About the Author

andlt;Bandgt;Holley Bishop,andlt;/Bandgt; a beekeeper for six years, has spent thousands of hours observing bees, harvesting honey, and amassing a collection of related books, gadgets, and stories. A graduate of Brown University, she completed a degree at the Columbia University School of Journalism and has worked in book publishing and written for numerous magazines.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416587439
Subtitle:
A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World
Publisher:
Atria Books
Author:
Bishop, Holley
Author:
Holley Bishop
Subject:
Nature : Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Technology : Agriculture - General
Subject:
Cooking : Specific Ingredients - Natural Foods
Subject:
Technology & Engineering : Agriculture - General
Subject:
General Cooking
Subject:
General
Subject:
Insects & Spiders
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
Specific Ingredients - Natural Foods
Subject:
Honey
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
Agriculture-Bees and Beekeeping
Subject:
Agriculture-Livestock General
Subject:
Cooking and Food-Historical Food and Cooking
Subject:
Gardening-Wildflowers and Native Plants
Subject:
Nature Studies-Entomology
Subject:
Nature Studies-General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w illustrations t/o; index
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
214.312 x 139.7 x 22.86 mm 322.05 gr

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Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » General

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