‘An intimate exploration of the center and residential, and a tantalising glimpse into an alien tradition. A courageous and mild publication, wealthy and fascinating’Nick Hunt, author of the place the Wild Winds Are
'A profound, humorous and occasionally deeply moving booklet that describes a yr of internal urban bee maintaining, whereas dancing between the historical past of bees and us and what it capability to be human in our glossy world' Julia Blackburn, writer of Threads: the fragile lifetime of John Craske
A attention-grabbing, insightful and encouraging account of a amateur beekeeper's yr of conserving honeybees, so that it will entice readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun
getting into her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an city grind of place of work politics and transitority addresses – disconnected, under pressure. suffering to settle into her most up-to-date activity and residential in Oxford, she realises she must impression a metamorphosis if she’s to create a significant lifestyles for herself, person who can accommodate convenience and labour and love. Then neighbors supply her the reward of a colony of honeybees – in accordance with folklore, bees freely given deliver success – and Helen embarks on her first complete yr of beekeeping. yet what does it suggest to ‘keep’ wild creatures? In studying in regards to the bees, what can she study of herself? and will vacationing contained in the hive loose her outdoors it?
As Helen grapples along with her position within the soft, awe-inspiring surroundings of the hive, the very act of protecting turns out to open up new views, deepen friendships outdated and new, and make her global come alive. A Honeybee center Has 5 Openings is right now a desirable exploration of the honeybee and the hive, the practices of honey-gathering and the background of our commentary of bees; and a fantastically wrought meditation on accountability and care, on vulnerability and belief, on forging bonds and breaking new ground.
'A mesmeric, wonderful, quietly robust publication. a gradual yet compelling account of the redemption that comes from dating and a focus' Charles Foster, writer of Being a Beast
‘I raced via this particularly very good, down-to-earth learn. The existential danger to our whole environment posed by means of the issues dealing with bees could be tough to know, yet Helen manages to make this a truly own, human tale that, with a bit of luck, could motivate others to motion' Luke Turner, The Quietus
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