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  • ISBN 1585422800
  • ISBN13 978-1585422807
  • Language English
  • Author Douglas Whynott
  • Publisher Tarcher; 1 edition (February 2, 2004)
  • Pages 272
  • Formats lrf mobi azw docx
  • Category Math
  • Subcategory Biological Sciences
  • Size ePub 1359 kb
  • Size Fb2 1114 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 748

A updated edition of the classic portrait of America's migratory beekeepers chronicles their lives and relationships with the bees themselves as they and their bees follow the nectar flow across America. By the author of A Unit of Water, A Unit of Time. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Following the Bloom book.

Following the Bloom book.

Similar authors to follow. Overcoming catastrophic mechanical breakdowns, escaped bees that wreak havoc in suburban neighborhoods, and unfriendly state bee inspectors who threaten to burn entire bee colonies, these beekeepers truck hundreds of thousands of hives from state to state.

Douglas Whynott was born in 1950. Find and Load Ebook Following the bloom

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Following the Bloom was my first book, begun when I was a graduate student working a summer job as a state . The pages of Mr. Whynott's book are like honeycombs themselves, laden with anecdotes, crammed with color and detail.

Following the Bloom was my first book, begun when I was a graduate student working a summer job as a state bee inspector in Massachusetts, finished after many miles of travels chasing beekeepers.

ISBN 10: 0811719448 ISBN 13: 9780811719445. Publisher: Stackpole Books, 1991. Twelve months on the road with America's last cowboys: the migratory beekeepers.

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Douglas Whynott is an American writer who has written and published four critically acclaimed books. He writes what is considered to be literary journalism or narrative nonfiction. The subjects of his books range from migratory commercial beekeepers and the beekeeping industry, to the bluefin tuna fishery in New England, a boatyard in Maine, and a veterinary clinic in New Hampshire

In The Sugar Season, Douglas Whynott follows Bascom through one tumultuous season, taking us deep into the sugarbush, where sunlight and sap are intimately related and the sound of the taps gives the woods a rhythm and a ring. Along the way, he reveals the inner workings of the multimillion-dollar maple sugar industry.

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I must confess I enjoyed much of this book. But I felt it warranted two stars as I was really irritated by the portrayal of these migratory bee keepers as romantic cowboy types ( beeboys? ). Perhaps I love the bee too much but some things in this book I really had issues with, one is bees should never be fed corn syrup, it has certain sugars that are toxic to them, as well as absorbing the pesticides sprayed on the corn while it grew. Also migration really stresses them out and increases their chance of dying out. I was also appalled at some of their practices such as liberally dumping handfulls of antibiotics into the hives, illegal practices of running at night to avoid the quarrantines that were put in place to protect the bees and the industry ( and thus spreading diseases and pests ), avoiding weigh stations, parking trucks full of bees with no nets, and dropping hives off on farm land without any permission from the land owners what so ever.
In fairness many of the beekeepers portried in the book did not do all of the above, or at least no longer do some of them, you also have to really admire their drive and tenacity, but there is a reason that these beekeepers are the ones that suffer most from Colony collapse disorder and I have a hard time feeling any sympathy for them, the bees on the otherhand......

If you love bees and beekeeping then you will get a lot out of this book, but you might not like everything that you read.
Lonesome Orange Kid
Pretty good book about his life as a beekeeper.
Brand new book on the outside. Awesome written word inside!
Extremely out of date.
Interesting topic; written well.
The book has a lot of historical information which most people whould not know. It is fast reading. But for me it gets confusing after a while trying to remember who is who. Especially if you read just 3 or 4 chapters every night or so. Well worth the money.