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06 Jan, 2018

Weekend reading: January 6 edition

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Weekend reading

On the nightstand: Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive

3 Responses to "Weekend reading: January 6 edition"

1 | KristaR

January 7th, 2018 at 10:32 am


I’d love to hear your thoughts on Bee Time: Lessons from the Hive. It’s on my reading list for this year.

I recently read The History of Bees by Maja Lunde (fiction) and it created a desire in me to learn more. I didn’t fully understand the impact of bees on the entire food chain until now, and it’s fascinating.

2 | andrea tomkins

January 7th, 2018 at 2:48 pm


I’m enjoying it so far! I agree, it is fascinating, and also scary to hear how bee populations are declining. I’ve always been interested in bees and have secretly wanted to have a hive of my own. Unfortunately, that’s a no-go where we live. :(

3 | andrea tomkins

January 7th, 2018 at 2:48 pm


… that being said, this book has inspired me to create a more bee-friendly habitat in our backyard. They need all the help they can get.

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