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For the Love of Bees: Story of Brother Adam of Buckfast Abbey Hardcover – 23 Feb 1989
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Brother Adam is a monk who raises bees. He went to Europe. He came back to the Abbey. His mother got sick. He went to see her. He had visa problems. He came back to the Abbey. His mother dies. He went to Europe. He had visa problems AND car problems. He came back to the Abbey. He went to the Middle East. He had car problems. He went to Asia Minor in 1954 but that isn't important. He went to Asia Minor in 1962. He had car problems. Oh yeah, sometimes he looked at bees. Sometimes he met a famous person. Sometimes he invented something that changed the beekeeping world.
Now imagine that each of those sentences is several pages long and repeats itself for 150 pages. Oy. How someone so well traveled, intelligent, and influential to the beekeeping world can be made out to be the most boring man on the face of the planet is beyond me. There is absolutely NO info here for beekeepers and no reading pleasure for fans of biography. There is only info here for the person who wrote it - and even that won't jog her memory of the whole story every time.
I think the first reviewer is right - stick with the wine - and skip this book.
Flick through chapter one after 1/4 of a bottle. Bounce the book off the wall after a 1/2 a bottle. Wreck the house after a full bottle.
Ahhhhhhhhhhh..... the wine, the wine.......
Dont you just love it. Respect to Brother Adam
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