Beeing: Life, Motherhood, and 180,000 Honey Bees

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Beeing: Life, Motherhood, and 180,000 Honey Bees by Rosanne Daryl Thomas, Roseanne Daryl Thomas

Post-husband, pre-rest-of-life, Rosanne Daryl Thomas and her seven-year-old daughter move to a small New England town. When, on a whim, she decides to take up beekeeping, her daughter is so proud of her that she can't back out -- no matter how bumbling and unprepared she is. Thomas learns much from the Bee Master and other locals intrigued by a novice woman beekeeper who needs their help -- at first. As she finds her courage, Thomas also finds herself embracing a life she never dreamed of. Entering the mysterious world of bees, she begins a relationship with nature that mingles science with mythology, wonder with humility, and motherly devotion with a search for new ways of seeing and untried possibilities. She learns that beekeeping, like life, can never be completely mastered. There is always room to make another mistake, and with each mistake comes an opportunity. Along the way, she gets her share of stings, some honey -- and, perhaps, a little wiser. With a novelist's eye for detail, and prose that intimately engages the reader, Rosanne Daryl Thomas opens the mysterious and seductive world of beekeeping to a whole new audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585747313
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2002
Edition description: First
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

ROSANNE DARYL THOMAS is the author of Awaiting Grace and The Angel Carver, which was a New York Times Notable Book. She lives with her daughter in New England. This is her first full-length work of nonfiction.

Table of Contents

1.To Just Be1
2.Spring Ahead7
3.Bee Days27
5.High Summer79
6.A Sweet Harvest119
8.The Chill of Winter163
9.A Mulched Footpath181
10.What Changes, What Remains the Same203
Further Reading227

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