By Bill Turnbull
Invoice Turnbull had no goal of changing into a beekeeper. but if he observed an advert for beekeeping classes–after a swarm of bees landed in his suburban backyard–it looked to be an indication. regardless of being stung at the head–twice–at his first hands-on beekeeping category, Turnbull discovered himself falling in love with the attention-grabbing, infuriating honeybee.
As a brand new beekeeper, Turnbull lost apparatus for months, bought stung extra times–and in additional places–than he cares to recollect, and as soon as even misplaced a few bees up a chimney. yet he stored at it, with a prepared humorousness and Zen-like attractiveness of each mishap. And one way or the other, alongside the way in which, he realized very much approximately himself and the area round him.
Confessions of a nasty Beekeeper chronicles Turnbull's misadventures (and short moments of triumph) within the curious international of yard beekeeping–and additionally highlights either the danger to our bee inhabitants and what we will be able to do to assist those very important little creatures do their significant paintings.
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