Who wants to keep bees? And why? For the answers, ask Frank Mortimer, Master Beekeeper and the author of "Bee People and the Bugs They Love," (Kensington Publishing, March 2021). Informative, hilarious, stingingly honest, and honey-sweet, "Bee People and the Bugs They Love" is one man’s journey from bee-curious to Master Beekeeper, and how a childhood fascination of the industrious bee led the author to become a seasoned, certified master responsible for the productive survival of his own backyard hives. Bumbling along from hobbyist to expert, Frank Mortimer –aka “Frank the Bee Man” – learns the hard way about the frequently misunderstood, always rewarding pastime of cultivating bees, attending to and growing their colonies, and aiding them in honey production.
About the Book:
“Written in a stylistically assured voice and with a structure that makes it easy to follow…Mortimer intersperses useful facts about his passion in a successful and funny book that is sure to swell the ranks of the world’s beekeepers.” - New York Times Book Review
“Mortimer’s enthusiasm bursts forth on every page, and his storytelling skills make this a delightful read even for those who can’t imagine ever managing a buzzing hive.” - Booklist Starred Review
About the Author: Frank Mortimer is an adjunct instructor at the Cornell University Master Beekeeping Program, Vice President of the New Jersey State Beekeepers Association, and a Certified Master Beekeeper. His articles can be found in the widely circulated Bee Culture Magazine, the magazine for American beekeepers. Frank has led beekeeping seminars across the Northeast and at The New York Botanical Garden. Frank is married, has three children, and beekeeping is something the whole family enjoys doing together.
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