Author: James Dearsley
Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm
Number of pages: 224
Publication Date: 2nd July 2012Buy Book
Beekeeping… Oh my… what have I done? I am 30 years old, I have been married for three years and am a new father to a fantastic little boy. Surely there are things that I should be doing at this age which do not involve little yellow and black insects that can hurt you if you are remotely clumsy (which at 6ft 5, I have an amazing ability to be).
James Dearsley’s wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper. But like many interested in the selfsufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from, so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get, in a year’s time, just one jar of honey.
‘A.k.a. The Surrey Beekeeper, Dearsley started the Beginner Beekeeper’s page on Facebook – now the biggest online community of beekeepers – and has also released a beekeeping DVD.’
‘Written in a humorous, accessible, non-technical style… offering great practical advice’
‘a funny, practical and inspiring account.’
‘will inspire more people to take up this intriguing and captivating hobby’
‘James Dearsley’s engaging exploration of the mysteries of beekeeping will ensure you’ll never look at a bee the same way again.’
'An endearing and amusing personal account of one man’s
immersion into the magical world of beekeeping.’
‘James offers us an entertainingly jolly, extremely readably account of all the trials and tribulations of becoming an English beekeeper… James is fearless in poking fun at himself… It is...
The Lady, August 2012.
‘Talk to any small-scale beekeeper, and they’ll tell you there’s more to this hobby than simply producing the glorious golden sticky goo at the end of it. Beekeeping is an...
“We liked [this book]. The Book charts James’ ambition to produce in year just one jar of honey and is written in a humorous accessible, non-technical style while offering great...
“Dearsley writes with the boyish enthusiasm of a man falling in love with a new hobby… Containing endless illuminating facts, this is the ideal present for any budding beekeeper… A...
'This is a great book, entertaining, informative and amusing too. I found this book a delight to read… With a light-hearted touch, James Dearsley recounts his first year beekeeping, with...
'If, like me, you’ve ever thought of becoming a beekeeper, then this book is for you… Full of information as well as the ups and downs… This book was a...
'Written in a humorous, accessible, non-technical style – while offering great practical advice'