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Farming for the Landless: New perspectives on the cultivation of our honeybee Paperback – 2 Apr 2015

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  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Platin Press; First edition (2 April 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956940463
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956940469
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.1 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,867,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This is an important and timely book relevant for beekeepers, farmers, conservationists and anyone who has an interest in our environment. It should be of considerable interest, too, to lay people, who have become aware of some of the problems bees are facing ... Sarah has tackled a very difficult and emotive subject rationally, giving the reader an enormous amount of information to digest and consider. It is a very readable book, broken up beautifully with lyrical passages describing her time with bees and the varied landscapes through which she travelled." -John Phipps, Beekeepers Quarterly

"Sarah's writing is lively and engaging, with complex beekeeping issues neatly explored on her colourful travels around Europe. Each chapter parachutes the reader into the lives and preoccupations of beekeeping tribes in Europe, illuminating the craft of beekeeping from the inside. These stories have the precision of embedded journalism, animated by the mindfulness of a prose poet. A great Christmas gift for discerning beekeepers!" -Dale Gibson, Apis Consultancy & Bermondsey Street Bees

"I greatly enjoyed reading 'Farming for the Landless', which is beautifully written and contains some lovely and fascinatingly obscure stories about the lives of beekeepers in different parts of the world. It deserves to be widely read."
Dave Goulson, biologist, conservationist and author of 'A Buzz in the Meadow', Jonathan Cape

About the Author

Sarah Waring lives and works in the UK and Italy. She studied Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art, lectured at the University of Westminster and University of the Arts and worked as a writer and media publishing editor in London. She has travelled extensively throughout rural Europe where her interests in ecology and agriculture have been brought to life especially via hands-on experience in Austria, Italy, Sweden and Wales.


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K. Jones
5.0 out of 5 starsThe plight of the honeybee - brought to life expertly and lovingly.
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Michael Klaffenböck
5.0 out of 5 starsI strongly recommend "Farming for the landless" to anyone interested in beekeeping
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5.0 out of 5 starsAn important introduction to the conservation of the honeybee.
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