Our World According to Bees

Our World According to Bees

Sarah Hambro

Original title: Bieffekten
Publisher: Gloria forlag, 2019
Genre: Non Fiction
Pages: 153 pages

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Our World According to Bees takes the reader on a journey into the mysterious and wonderful universe of bees. Hambro spins fascinating tales about the bees, illustrating how these tiny, striped, hard-working creatures organize their existence as a society with an advanced division of labour. She relates not only the history of bees but also our cultural history through the bees. She describes the queen bee’s wedding flight and the mysterious bee dance. And the humans who tend to the bees: the musician who became a queen breeder, the doctor who heals with honey, and the sommelier exploring the flavour nuances of honey.

Our World According to Bees contains a wonderful mixture of facts, bee philosophy, and interview materials, interwoven with a sprinkling of surprising and fascinating anecdotes. By offering new perspectives on human society, the book explores why these honey makers are of such crucial importance that they have come to symbolize all the pollinator challenges of our times. Hambro teaches us what we can do to preserve bees and create more bee-friendly environments.

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Sarah Hambro has studied history and journalism at the University of Oregon and Columbia School of Journalism. Since 1995 she has been a journalist at the Norwegian daily Dagens Næringsliv, where she writes about science, food, and a host of other topics. Our World According to Bees is her first book.

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