A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by HELEN JUKES

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  • Title: A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings
  • Author: HELEN JUKES
  • Category: Memoirs
  • Date: 07/26/18
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 304
  • ISBN: 1471167712

 

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‘This ebook has discovered a particular place in my coronary heart. It’s as unusual, stunning and sudden, as exact and beautiful in its movings, as bees in a hive. I cherished it’ HELEN MACDONALD, writer of H IS FOR HAWK `Everyone ought to personal A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings, which moved and delighted me more than a ebook about bugs had any proper to … Jukes is a gloriously gifted author and her ebook must grow to be a key textual content of this vibrant second in our historical past of nature writing’ Observer `Written finely and insightful’ Guardian A fascinating, insightful and galvanizing account of a novice beekeeper’s 12 months of preserving honeybees, which can attraction to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an city grind of workplace politics and momentary addresses – disconnected, confused. Struggling to settle into her newest job and residential in Oxford, she realises she must impact a change if she’s to create a significant life for herself, one that may accommodate consolation and labour and love. Then mates give her the reward of a colony of honeybees – based on folklore, bees freely given convey luck – and Helen embarks on her first full 12 months of beekeeping. But what does it imply to `hold’ wild creatures? In studying concerning the bees, what can she study of herself? And can travelling contained in the hive free her exterior it? As Helen grapples together with her position within the delicate, awe-inspiring ecosystem of the hive, the very act of preserving appears to open up new views, deepen friendships outdated and new, and make her world come alive. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is without delay an enchanting exploration of the honeybee and the hive, the practices of honey-gathering and the historical past of our remark of bees; and a superbly wrought meditation on accountability and care, on vulnerability and belief, on forging bonds and breaking new floor. ‘This is traditional fashionable nature-writing; a synthesis of scientific studying, remark and the writer’s response. If you take care of the wellbeing of bees and the planet and for the state of the human coronary heart, then this ebook, with its deft and exquisite prose, is for you… And like all good nature writing, it additionally – quietly, clearly and insistently – requires us, too, to reply’ Countryfile Magazine `An intimate exploration of the center and residential, and a tantalising glimpse into an alien tradition. A courageous and delicate ebook, wealthy and interesting’ Nick Hunt, writer of Where the Wild Winds Are `Subtly wrought private journey into the artwork and science of beekeeping. Helen Jukes evokes each the sensible trivialities of the work, and the findings of researchers who’ve illuminated bee ethology over the centuries’ nature ‘A mesmeric, beautiful, quietly highly effective ebook. A light however compelling account of the redemption that comes from relationship and a spotlight’ Charles Foster, writer of Being a Beast ‘A profound, humorous and generally deeply transferring ebook that describes a 12 months of internal metropolis bee preserving, whereas dancing between the historical past of bees and us and what it means to be human in our fashionable world’ Julia Blackburn, writer of Threads: The Delicate Life of John Craske ‘A very human story concerning the aliens gathering in her again backyard – bees, fascinating however nearly unknowable. Their wildness and her responsibility to them assist open up a desk rat’s uninspiring life to all the chances of affection, care, connection and sheer marvel. It is a stunning, completely private journey into the very coronary heart of the hive’ Michael Pye `I raced via this actually terrific, down-to-earth read. The existential menace to our complete ecosystem posed by the issues going through bees could be arduous to know, however Helen manages to make this a really private, human story that, hopefully, would possibly encourage others to motion’ Luke Turner, The Quietus present more

 

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