Robbing the Bees (Paperback)
A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World
Atria Books, 9780743250221, 336pp.
Publication Date: February 1, 2006
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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 Robbing the Bees a sumptuous look at the oldest, most delectable food in the world.
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Praise For Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey--The Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World…
-- Robert Michael Pyle, author of Chasing Monarchs
"Bishop's book reads like a novel -- the narrative unfolding like an escapist yarn or film, with Bishop and her bees as the players and the humid fields of Florida as her stage."
-- The Salt Lake Tribune
"Holley Bishop's love affair with honeybees combines natural and social history with gastronomy and memoir to produce a delicious reading experience."
-- Michael Pollan, author of The Botany of Desire