Award-winning journalist Hannah Nordhaus tells the remarkable story of John Miller, one of America's foremost migratory beekeepers, and the myriad and mysterious epidemics threatening American honey bee populations. In luminous, razor-sharp prose, Nordhaus explores the vital role that honey bees play in American agribusiness, the maintenance of our food chain, and the very future of the planet. With an intimate focus and incisive reporting, in a book perfect for fans of Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation, Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire, and John McPhee's Oranges, Nordhaus's stunning expose illuminates one of the most critical issues facing the world today, offering insight, information, and, ultimately, hope.
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by Hannah Nordhaus
by Kristan Higgins
"Xe Sands gives voice to this in-depth look at the plight of an American migratory beekeeper. The author tells the story of John Miller, one of the foremost beekeepers in the field, with an investigator's probe and a consumer's fascination. Sands adds to that mix with a tender respect for the man and his productive insects. She paces her reading of this in a way that evokes the isolated and wide-open environment of North Dakota. Author's and narrator's combined efforts make beekeeping a fascinating topic, if not quite an alluring profession. Listeners interested in the environment or the state of agriculture and food production will find much to enjoy in this insightful audiobook. J.F. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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