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The Beekeeper’s Lament: How One Man and Half a Billion Honey Bees Help Feed America

By: Hannah Nordhaus
Published: ©2011
Pages: 269
Total Copies: 6
Genre: Nonfiction | Environmental Issues | Biographies & Memoirs | Social Issues


Description: The honey bee is a willing conscript, a working wonder, an unseen and crucial link in America’s agricultural industry. But never before has its survival been so unclear—and the future of our food supply so acutely challenged. Enter beekeeper John Miller, who trucks his hives around the country, bringing millions of bees to farmers otherwise bereft of natural pollinators. The Beekeeper’s Lament tells his story and that of his bees, making for a complex, moving, and unforgettable portrait of man in the new natural world.