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The Resource A honeybee heart has five openings : a year of keeping bees, Helen Jukes

A honeybee heart has five openings : a year of keeping bees, Helen Jukes

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A honeybee heart has five openings : a year of keeping bees
Title
A honeybee heart has five openings
Title remainder
a year of keeping bees
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Helen Jukes
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Language
eng
Summary
A fascinating, insightful and inspiring account of a novice beekeeper's year of keeping honeybees, which will appeal to readers of H is For Hawk and The Outrun. Entering her thirties, Helen Jukes feels trapped in an urban grind of office politics and temporary addresses -- disconnected, stressed. Struggling to settle into her latest job and home in Oxford, she realises she needs to effect a change if she's to create a meaningful life for herself, one that can accommodate comfort and labour and love. Then friends give her the gift of a colony of honeybees -- according to folklore, bees freely given bring luck -- and Helen embarks on her first full year of beekeeping. But what does it mean to 'keep' wild creatures? In learning about the bees, what can she learn of herself? And can travelling inside the hive free her outside it? As Helen grapples with her role in the delicate, awe-inspiring ecosystem of the hive, the very act of keeping seems to open up new perspectives, deepen friendships old and new, and make her world come alive. A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is at once a fascinating exploration of the honeybee and the hive, the practices of honey-gathering and the history of our observation of bees; and a beautifully wrought meditation on responsibility and care, on vulnerability and trust, on forging bonds and breaking new ground
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Jukes, Helen
Dewey number
638.1092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jukes, Helen
  • Bees
  • Beekeepers
  • Bee culture
  • Beekeepers
Target audience
adult
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A honeybee heart has five openings : a year of keeping bees, Helen Jukes
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063825146
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781471167713
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A honeybee heart has five openings : a year of keeping bees, Helen Jukes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000063825146
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781471167713
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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