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A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings (Hardback)

By Jukes, Helen

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A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses - disconne...cted, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest job and home in Oxford, she realises she needs to effect a change if she's to create a meaningful life for herself, one that can accommodate comfort and labour and love. Then friends give her the gift of a colony of honeybees - according to folklore, bees freely given bring luck - and Helen embarks on her first full year of beekeeping. But what does it mean to `keep' wild creatures? In learning about the bees, what can she learn of herself? And can travelling inside the hive free her outside it? As Helen grapples with her role in the delicate, awe-inspiring ecosystem of the hive, the very act of keeping seems to open up new perspectives, deepen friendships old and new, and make her world come alive. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is at once a fascinating exploration of the honeybee and the hive, the practices of honey-gathering and the history of our observation of bees; and a beautifully wrought meditation on responsibility and care, on vulnerability and trust, on forging bonds and breaking new ground.
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ISBN 9781471167713
Released NZ 1 Aug 2018
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781471167713
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Scribner UK
Released 1 Aug 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Jukes, Helen
Category Biography & Autobiography
True Stories: Discovery / Historical / Scientific
Apiculture (Beekeeping)
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 135mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 26mm
Dewey Code 638.1092
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Bee culture
NBS Text Autobiography: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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