The Beekeeper's Lament (MP3 CD)

How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

By Hannah Nordhaus, Xe Sands (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, 9781515956914

Publication Date: May 17, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (5/24/2011)
Compact Disc (5/17/2016)

List Price: 19.99*
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June 2011 Indie Next List

“Agriculture, as we know it today, relies heavily on bees - and the bees of America are in peril. In this informative and wildly entertaining book, Nordhaus explores the vital and sometimes contentious relationships between bees, beekeepers, and farmers. She goes inside the world of the long-distance 'bee guys,' a gloriously eccentric cast of characters without whom commercial farming would be largely impossible. The Beekeeper's Lament offers a timely and fascinating look at a little-known and incredibly important industry.”
— Sam Kaas, Village Books, Bellingham, WA
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Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honey bee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honey bees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the planet. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire, and John McPhee's Oranges, Nordhaus's stunning expose illuminates one of the most critical issues facing the world today, offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.