Bees in the City by Brian McCallum
The Urban Beekeepers' Handbook

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The authors of Keeping Bees and Making Honey share compelling tales from the front line of urban beekeeping

Beekeeping, once seen as an old-fashioned country pursuit, is increasingly attracting young metropolitan professionals, and new hives are springing up all over urban areas. Whether one is attracted to beekeeping for the honey, as a way to combat the threats that honeybee colonies face today, or simply to reconnect with nature, this is a useful and comprehensive guide to the subject. This book introduces readers to the school teachers, inner-city youngsters, finance professionals, and budding entrepreneurs who are at the forefront of this exciting new movement. It provides extensive, practical information for the novice urban beekeeper, including tips on getting started and a month-by-month job guide. It also suggests creative ways to help bees without keeping a hive. Packed with invaluable advice on how to understand and support these extraordinary creatures, this book will inspire readers to join the new urban revolution.

 

About Brian McCallum

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Alison Benjamin writes on environmental issues for the Guardian. Brian McCallum runs Urban Bees, a social enterprise to teach responsible urban beekeeping. They are the coauthors of Keeping Bees and Making Honey and A World Without Bees.
 
Published August 14, 2012 by Guardian Books. 248 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math, Crafts, Hobbies & Home.

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And Berlin's House of Representatives, cathedral and the planetarium are hosting hives as part of an initiative inspired by Parisian Jean Paucto, who has kept bees on the roof of the Paris Opéra for almost 20 years.

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