ROBBING THE BEES: A Biography of Honey—the Sweet Liquid Gold that Seduced the World by Holley Bishop Bishop apprentices herself to Donald Smiley, a professional beekeeper who harvests tupelo honey in the Florida panhandle. She intersperses the lively lore and science of honey with lyrical reflections. Both beekeeper Smiley and Bishop are highly likeable and I greatly enjoyed this peek into making a living from honey, bottled yourself, before colony collapse syndrome. 4 stars
Scouting The Divine: My Search For God in Wine, Wool, and Wild Honey by Margaret Feinberg. Non-fiction. Great read. Feinberg visits a shepherd, a beekeeper, a farmer, and a winemaker to better understand the analogies and metaphors in the Bible.
Watch bees hatch right before your eyes in this stunningly clear time lapse that tracks the growth from larva to pupa to the full grown bee. You can see the entire transformation from nearly transparent organisms that swim around in fluid to hairy bees with lots of color. It’s really stunning.