The Beekeeper s Lament

The Beekeeper s Lament

“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of ...

Author: Hannah Nordhaus

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062079428

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

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“You’llnever think of bees, their keepers, or the fruits (and nuts) of their laborsthe same way again.” —Trevor Corson, author of The Secret Life of Lobsters 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 honeybee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honeybees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the nation. 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 exposé illuminates one the most critical issues facing the world today,offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Listening to the Bees

Listening to the Bees

BEEKEEPER'S. LAMENT. Said the Beekeeper “O bring me my palanquin All my companions have scattered” . ALL MY COMPANIONS HAVE SCATTERED WHAT AN APT DESCRIPTOR OF A beekeeper entering an apiary to find the bees gone, the colonies dead.

Author: Mark Winston

Publisher: Harbour Publishing

ISBN: 9780889711310

Category: Literary Collections


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Listening to the Bees is a collaborative exploration by two writers to illuminate the most profound human questions: Who are we? Who do we want to be in the world? Through the distinct but complementary lenses of science and poetry, Mark Winston and Renée Saklikar reflect on the tension of being an individual living in a society, and about the devastation wrought by overly intensive management of agricultural and urban habitats. Listening to the Bees takes readers into the laboratory and out to the field, into the worlds of scientists and beekeepers, and to meetings where the research community intersects with government policy and business. The result is an insiders’ view of the way research is conducted—its brilliant potential and its flaws—along with the personal insights and remarkable personalities experienced over a forty-year career that parallels the rise of industrial agriculture.
Categories: Literary Collections

Better Beekeeping

Better Beekeeping

The Beekeeper's Lament Hannah Nordhaus HarperCollins Fat Bees , Skinny Bees Doug Somerville Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation Beekeeping for Dummies Howland Blackiston Hungry Minds Press Following the Bloom Douglas ...

Author: Kim Flottum

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 9781610580281

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 176

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"Better Beekeeping is the most lucid call to action ever written about land-based beekeeping."—Tammy Horn, author of Bees in America and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us about Local Trade and the Global Market "There are numerous beekeeping books on the shelves that instruct on 'how to,' but Better Beekeeping is a book that explores 'why to,' which is essential for this ever-changing world of beekeeping today."—Jennifer Berry, research coordinator at the University of Georgia's Honey Bee Research Lab, commercial queen and nuc producer, and columnist for Bee Culture magazine Backyard beekeepers everywhere agree: a successful colony is a thing of beauty. Thousands of beekeepers have started beekeeping thanks to Kim Flottum's first book, The Backyard Beekeeper, and they have added to their repertoire of skills with The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook. Now, Better Beekeeping answers the question, "What do I do now that I'm a beekeeper?" This book takes serious beekeepers past the beginning stages and learning curves and offers solutions and rewards for keeping bees a better way. Better queens, better winters, better food, and better bees await any beekeeper willing to take on the challenge of having the right number of bees, of the right age, in the right place, in the right condition, at the right time.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

TIME 100 New Scientific Discoveries

TIME 100 New Scientific Discoveries

Honeybees “are the glue that holds our agricultural system together,” wrote journalist Hannah Nordhaus in her book The Beekeeper's Lament. And now that glue is failing. Around 2006, commercial beekeepers began noticing something ...

Author: The Editors of Time

Publisher: Time Inc. Books

ISBN: 9781683307365

Category: Science

Page: 96

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In the latest of TIME's extraordinary volumes on scientific discoveries, this special edition curates the 100 most impactful recent breakthroughs across 10 disciplines. Through sharp photos and TIME's peerless reporting, readers will explore the most captivating news and revelations in technology, botany, archaeology, genetics, zoology, the Earth, the mind, the cosmos, medicine and chemistry. Among the highlights:How to curb Alzheimer's disease with small lifestyle changesControversial findings about newfound human ancestors known as the HobbitsHigh-tech solutions to diabetes careThe gene-editng technique known as CRISPR, and the ethical questions behind itWhy the plight of the honeybee matters
Categories: Science



... 2014) Flottum, Kim, The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook: A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Cooking with ... The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Halfa Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America (New York, 2011) Penner, Lucille.

Author: Lucy Long

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781780237800

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

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Whether drizzled into our tea or spread atop our terms of endearment, there’s one thing that is always true about honey: it is sweet. As Lucy M. Long shows in this book, while honey is definitely the natural sweetener par excellence, it has a long history in our world as much more, serving in different settings as a food, tonic, medicine, and even preservative. It features in many religions as a sacred food of the gods. In this luscious history, she traces the uses and meanings of honey in myriad cultures throughout time. Long points to a crucial fact about honey: it can be enjoyed with very little human processing, which makes it one of the most natural foods we consume. Its nutritional qualities and flavors dramatically reflect the surroundings in which it is produced, and those who produce it—bees—are some of the most important insects in the world, the chief pollinators of wild plants and domesticated crops alike. Showing how honey has figured in politics, religion, economics, and popular culture, Long also directly explores its tastiest use—in our food and drink—offering a history of its culinary place in the world, one sweetened with an assortment of delicious recipes. Lively and engaged, her account will give even the saltiest of us an insatiable sweet tooth.
Categories: Cooking

Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner

Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner

R.E. Snodgrass The Backyard Beekeeper, An Absolute Guide to Keeping Bees in Your Yard and Garden, Kim Flottum, 4th edition. ... Tabori & Chang, 2011 The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America.

Author: Terry Ryan Kane

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119583233

Category: Medical

Page: 400

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An essential guide to the health care of honey bees Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner offers an authoritative guide to honey bee health and hive management. Designed for veterinarians and other professionals, the book presents information useful for answering commonly asked questions and for facilitating hive examinations. The book covers a wide range of topics including basic husbandry, equipment and safety, anatomy, genetics, the diagnosis and management of disease. It also includes up to date information on Varroa and other bee pests, introduces honey bee pharmacology and toxicology, and addresses native bee ecology. This new resource: Offers a guide to veterinary care of honey bees Provides information on basic husbandry, examination techniques, nutrition, and more Discusses how to successfully handle questions and 'hive calls' Includes helpful photographs, line drawings, tables, and graphs Written for veterinary practitioners, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, scientists, and apiarists, Honey Bee Medicine for the Veterinary Practitioner is a comprehensive and practical book on honey bee health.
Categories: Medical

Honeybee Hotel

Honeybee Hotel

The Beekeeper's Bible: Bees, Honey, Recipes and Other Home Uses. ... Langstroth, L. L. Langstroth's Hive and the Honey-Bee: The Classic Beekeeper's Manual. ... The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half 176 bibliography o.

Author: Leslie Day

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421426242

Category: Science

Page: 208

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This absorbing narrative unwraps the heart within the glamour of one of the world’s most beloved cities, while assuring us that nature can thrive in the ultimate urban environment when its denizens care enough to foster that connection.
Categories: Science

The Memory of Health

The Memory of Health

U.S. beekeepers reported record-breaking losses in recent years, with some losing 40-70% of their hives. ... (Walsh, August 9, 2013) According to Hannah Nordhous, author of The Beekeepers Lament, honeybees are the “glue that holds our ...

Author: Edie Summers


ISBN: 9780997273809

Category: Self-Help

Page: 464

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A memoir and guide to living well. The Memory of Health is a meditation and conversation on well-being. What makes you thrive, even in the face of great odds? At the age of 22, Edie developed chronic fatigue after having surgery for a ski accident. While physical therapy was helpful, she had to seek alternative treatment to regain full use of her knee. In the course of seeking answers to her health challenges, she discovered the power of mindful living and became a conscious consumer in her quest for true well-being.Whether you like mainstream, alternative, or integrative medicine as your solution for health and well-being, be conscious of the choices you make, because the choices you make matter. Curated research on theories of CFS & chronic fatigue.
Categories: Self-Help

Bees and Beekeeping

Bees and Beekeeping

The Idle Beekeeper: The Low-Effort, Natural Way to Raise Bees. Abrams Press, 2019. ... The Beekeeper's Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honeybees Help Feed America. Harper Perennial, 2011. Paull, Laline. The Bees.

Author: Tiffany Francis-Baker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781784424497

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 64

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Bees existed long before human beings, but our future is perhaps more reliant upon them than any other species. They pollinate 80 per cent of the world's crops and plants, but how much do we really know about them? Small, clever and mysterious, the honeybee in particular has long been celebrated in human culture as a sacred insect, a symbol of the sun, bridging the gap between our world and the next. They are expert communicators, skilled aviators and natural alchemists, turning fresh nectar into sweet, golden honey. They are also in trouble and need our help. This beautifully illustrated guide explores the honeybee's historic relationship with humans, the basics of beekeeping, and how we can help save the bees' dwindling population.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

End Times Health War

End Times Health War

This passage predicts that “the earth” itself would mourn, fade away, and languish. ... ...Honeybees “are the glue that hold our agricultural system together,” wrote journalist Hannah Nordhaus in her 2011 book, The Beekeeper's Lament.

Author: Steve Wohlberg

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 9780768404548

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Overcome the enemy’s assault against you and your family’s health! The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. (John 10:10) Is a good diet really that important? Is healthy living just a fad—or is it a vital key that protects you from the devil’s end-time assault? Steve Wohlberg delivers a prophetic health “survival guide” that will equip you for victory in these last days. In this timely book, you will… Learn… how toxins, additives, chemicals and junk food are strategies of spiritual warfare aimed against the body of Christ Discover… simple secrets such as good diet, sunlight, water and exercise that overcome demonic attacks against your health Be equipped… to have the winning edge against the tactics satan uses to “steal, kill, and destroy” your health and the health of your family. Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. The devil knows this, and it terrifies him. This is why his attack is so stealth and so lethal. It’s time to take back your health, and the health of those you care about as you walk in victory over the enemy in this end-time health battle.
Categories: Religion