Bee People and the Bugs They Love by Frank Mortimer audiobook

Bee People and the Bugs They Love

By Frank Mortimer
Read by Michael Butler Murray

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Master Beekeeper Frank Mortimer invites readers on an eye-opening journey into the secret world of bees, and the singular world of his fellow bee-keepers. There's the Badger, who introduces Frank to the world of bees; Rusty, a one-eyed septuagenarian bee sting therapist certain that honey will be the currency of the future after the governments fail; Scooby the "dude" who gets a meditative high off the awesome vibes of his psychedelia-painted hives; and the Berserker, a honeybee hitman who teaches Frank a rafter-raising lesson in staving off the harmful influences of an evil queen: "Squash her, mash her, kill, kill, kill!" In connecting with this club of disparate but kindred spirits, Frank discovers the centuries-old history of the trade; the practicality of maintaining it; what bees see, think, and feel (emotionless but sometimes a little defensive); how they talk to each other and socialize; and what can be done to combat their biggest threats, both human and mite. With a swarm of offbeat characters and fascinating facts (did that bee just waggle or festoon?), Frank the Bee Man delivers an informative, funny, and galvanizing book about the symbiotic relationship between flower and bee, and bee and the beekeepers who are determined to protect the existence of one of the most beguiling and invaluable creatures on earth.

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A New York Times Book Review pick of Best Books Now in Paperback

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

Master Beekeeper Frank Mortimer invites readers on an eye-opening journey into the secret world of bees, and the singular world of his fellow bee-keepers. There's the Badger, who introduces Frank to the world of bees; Rusty, a one-eyed septuagenarian bee sting therapist certain that honey will be the currency of the future after the governments fail; Scooby the "dude" who gets a meditative high off the awesome vibes of his psychedelia-painted hives; and the Berserker, a honeybee hitman who teaches Frank a rafter-raising lesson in staving off the harmful influences of an evil queen: "Squash her, mash her, kill, kill, kill!"

In connecting with this club of disparate but kindred spirits, Frank discovers the centuries-old history of the trade; the practicality of maintaining it; what bees see, think, and feel (emotionless but sometimes a little defensive); how they talk to each other and socialize; and what can be done to combat their biggest threats, both human and mite.

With a swarm of offbeat characters and fascinating facts (did that bee just waggle or festoon?), Frank the Bee Man delivers an informative, funny, and galvanizing book about the symbiotic relationship between flower and bee, and bee and the beekeepers who are determined to protect the existence of one of the most beguiling and invaluable creatures on earth.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Author Frank Mortimer is self-deprecating about learning to be a competent beekeeper and laugh-out-loud funny…Michael Butler Murray’s sardonic delivery is absolutely perfect…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“This book includes great humor and a use of allegory that reveals tremendous background knowledge.” San Francisco Book Review
“It is an achievement to convey so much knowledge so accessibly without once seeming overbearing..[due tp] the honest descriptions of friendships that spring up around a shared, all-absorbing interest in bees…A successful and funny book that is sure to swell the ranks of the world’s beekeepers.” New York Times
“A useful how-to guide as well as an affectionate ode to nature’s pollinators.” Publishers Weekly

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Author Bio: Frank Mortimer

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 9.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English