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Publisher's Summary

James Dearsley’s wife thought he had lost his mind when he announced his intention to become a beekeeper. But like many interested in the self-sufficient lifestyle, he loved gardening and growing vegetables on his allotment and the old romantic in him had idealistic notions of teaching his little boy where honey came from, so he set himself what seemed a reasonable goal: to get, in a year’s time, just one jar of honey.

Also known as 'The Surrey Beekeeper', Dearsley started the Beginner Beekeeper's page on Facebook - now the biggest online community of beekeepers - and has also released a beekeeping DVD.

©2012 James Dearsley (P)2012 Audible Ltd

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  • Ed
  • 08-09-16

motivation for someone just starting out!

Abook I could relate to on many levels. I found myself laughing along with some of the same experiences I had faced.

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Good job

Enjoyed the book very much all the best I'll be looking for the next book

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-08-17

Good book

Very funny but seriously enjoying as a beekeeper
well read very gripping in places a good book for everone

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  • Karina
  • 07-06-17

Just right for a novice beekeeper

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I guess if they were into Bees. Then yes, as I identified with everything that he mentioned . . and his fears.

Who was your favorite character and why?

N/A

Have you listened to any of Daniel Philpott’s other performances? How does this one compare?

no others

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

Wont spoil story, but at the end. This is my first year of bee keeping and this is my wish.

Any additional comments?

For someone that is just getting into beekeeping or thinking about it as there are many moments that I can relate to.

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  • TartanRaptor
  • 10-30-16

Down to earth, realistic and fully anecdotal years review.

Listened over handsfree in my van daily on way to work...
only criticism could be that it lacked a little extra detail and suggestion of what would be done to resolve such as the subsessor queen, remove old for new or leave both to risk swarm in spring?

Overall, now waiting for a review of year 2.... thank you!! :)

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  • Rebecca
  • 12-02-15

Perfect book for me

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes because it's a lovely book told well, I'm a beginner beekeeper and I identify with his story and my bees, and I'm sure my friends would love it especially my bee friends

What other book might you compare From A to Bee to, and why?

I don't think I have read/heard another book to compare this with as its totally different to everything I have heard

What about Daniel Philpott’s performance did you like?

I think he is perfect to voice this as his voice lends itself to this story well

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

Defiantly worth getting if you like bees wether your a beekeeper or not