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HONEYBEE Lessons From An Accidental Beekeeper

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From urban farms to the White House, beekeeping is a trend that seems to be here to stay. Honeybee is the story of beekeeping pioneer, C. Marina Marchese’s inspiring story of one woman’s transformative relationship with honeybees. It is an experience that changed her life as well as her perception of the natural world and her role in it. It is bursting with information about all aspects of honeybees, beekeeping, and honey. From life inside the beehive, to the role of the queen, workers, and drones; from pollination and its importance in sustaining life to the culinary pleasures of honey; and from hiving and keeping honeybees to the ancient and venerable practice of apitherapy, or healing with honey, pollen, and bee venom. In addition, recipes for food and personal care products are sprinkled throughout, supplemented by a detailed appendix of 75 different varieties of honey (including food and wine pairings for each).

The book, written in a warm and confident voice is illustrated with charming drawing. Honeybee shows that taking a chance and pursuing your deepest desires really can lead to a more fulfilling life and a successful new career. It is also an irresistible look at one of the most delicious and natural sweeteners in the world and the industrious creatures that create “liquid gold” as Marina calls it.

In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer will speak to Author, Marina Marchese, about beekeeping and her love of honey. Stay tuned!

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