The Beekeeper's Lament by Hannah Nordhaus

The Beekeeper's Lament

By Hannah Nordhaus

  • Release Date: 2011-05-24
  • Genre: Nature
Score: 3.5
From 88 Ratings
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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.


  • Lamentable fascination

    By Sanysu
    I started this book, not realizing it was non-fiction. I put it down. Picked it up and read some more, and put it down. Picked it up and devoured it. I still don’t know why! I was and am fascinated by the lives and trials of bees, beekeepers, and the agriculture which somewhat sustains them. I know lots of mostly useless things about apiculture, and many reasons why bees and beekeepers are so vital to our present way of eating. I hope many more folks are trapped in the sticky story of The Beekeepers Lament,
  • Bee Keepers Lament

    By 5*1*2*4
    Great book!
  • Worth the read

    By jdyphoto
    As a bee keeper I found this book a great look into a regional segment of our industry. It is a good portrait of the life and issues bee keepers face and the trials that are in front of the bee keeping industry.