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The Bad Beekeepers Club

How I stumbled into the Curious World of Bees - and became (perhaps) a Better Person

Bill Turnbull



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05 May 2011
Hello. My name is Bill and I'm a bad beekeeper. A really bad beekeeper.'

So begins Bill Turnbull's charming and often hilarious account of how he stumbled into the world of beekeeping (sometimes literally). Despite many setbacks - including being stung (twice) on his first day of training - beekeeping somehow taught Bill a great deal about himself, and the world around him. 

The Bad Beekeeper's Club also highlights the very real threats to Britain's bee population. One in every three tablespoons of food derives directly from the pollinating process of the humble bumble bee. But hives are collapsing at an accelerating rate with significant environmental consequences.

Fascinating and extremely funny, The Bad Beekeeper's Club is a universally appealing story about a very singular passion.
By:   Bill Turnbull
Imprint:   Sphere
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   1
Dimensions:   Height: 196mm,  Width: 128mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   182g
ISBN:   9780751544053
ISBN 10:   0751544051
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   05 May 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bill Turnbull has worked for the BBC since 1986. He lives with his wife, three children, two black Labradors, five chickens and six hives of bees in Buckinghamshire.

Reviews for The Bad Beekeepers Club: How I stumbled into the Curious World of Bees - and became (perhaps) a Better Person

His description of the pleasure bees bring is captivating and told in such an engaging manner. This is truly charming. - News of the World An entertaining beekeeping memoir - The Times a must-read for honey lovers' Daily Mail

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