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Author Morgan-Grenville, Roger, author.

Title Liquid gold : bees and the pursuit of midlife honey / Roger Morgan-Grenville.

Publication Info. London : Icon Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  638.1092 MORGAN-GRENVILLE    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  638.1092 MORGAN-GRENVILLE    Check Shelf
Description xvi, 256 pages ; 21 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary After a chance meeting in the pub, Roger Morgan-Grenville and his friend Duncan decide to take up beekeeping. Their enthusiasm matched only by their ignorance, they are pitched into an arcane world of unexpected challenges. Coping with many setbacks along the way, they manage to create a colony of beehives, finishing two years later with more honey than anyone knows what to do with. By standing back from their normal lives and working with the cycle of the seasons, they emerge with a new-found understanding of nature and a respect for the honeybee and the threats it faces. Wryly humorous and surprisingly moving, Liquid Gold is the story of a friendship between two unlikely men at very different stages of their lives. It is also an uplifting account of the author's own midlife journey: coming to terms with an empty nest, getting older, looking for something new.
Contents Prologue : 1969 -- The beginnings : May -- The beard : the following March -- The auction : April -- The Ukranian : late April -- The referendum : June -- A pot of honey : August -- Tragedy : October -- In the bleak midwinter : Late December -- The sting : the following April -- The kebab van : May -- The piper at the gates of dawn : June -- The jackpot : August -- The 77th Annual Honey Show : September -- Epilogue: the plight of the bee, and how you can help.
Subject Morgan-Grenville, Roger.
Middle-aged men -- Biography.
Bee culture -- Social aspects.
Bee culture.
Bee culture. (OCoLC)fst00829545
Beekeepers. (OCoLC)fst00829730
Honeybee. (OCoLC)fst00959952
Middle-aged men. (OCoLC)fst01020373
Genre/Form Autobiographies. (OCoLC)fst01919894
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
ISBN 9781785786051 hardback
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