Book Clubbing! And you?

bee books!We are pleased to announce the inauguration of our Urban Bee Book Club with this very post. Here’s how it works:

1) You nominate books; we pick one.

2) We all read it.

3) After a couple months, conversation ensues: post your review online, make comments, answer other comments. For you Seattle folks we will also go to a local coffeehouse and chew the fat (I guess it should be honey eh?).

4) Do it again!

Any avid readers out there? What book is on your list? Think broad… we are interested in books on beekeeping, of course, but also on the history of bees, alternative pollinators, urban gardening, urban farming, the food system, the history of Agriculture. On our short list are:

What about you? What book should kick off the UBBC?

4 thoughts on “Book Clubbing! And you?

  1. I’d love to be a part of this! Crow Planet is a great local book… not a lot about bees but a whole lot about being an urban naturalist and appreciating the natural world wherever you are… and the author lives in West Seattle!

  2. I am reading a great book called The Honey Connoisseur that covers the selecting,tasting and pairing of honey. The book has a guide to 30 varietals and has a great chapter on the terroir of honey. A little understanding of chemistry is helpful. :-). I am half way through and loving it!

  3. Another suggestion is the Beekeepers Lament. Really an interesting look in to the history of commercial beekeeping. Opened my eyes in a number of ways.