WHY ARE SO MANY PEOPLE KEEPING BEES IN URBAN PLACES?
“This is a book a beekeeper should give to someone who wants, or better, needs to know about keeping bees in a city. I’m thinking your local government folks who make the rules, or a good neighbor that you want to stay on the good side of. It’s an easy read and a good gift.”Kim Flottam
“This book offers an intriguing look at how city beekeepers cope with landscapes, laws, and attitudes that are often antagonistic to the notion of stinging insects. In straightforward prose that sometimes touches on the lyrical, Gillespie provides a fair and unbiased look at the urban side of beekeeping and an especially good portrait of the personalities behind city hives. If you are interested in urban beekeeping or the people who do it, the book offers a comprehensive peek into a very different—and sometimes strange—world.”Rusty Burlew
“An essential read to learn about bee culture and the rise in popularity of bee keeping in east coast cities and their surrounding suburbs. Alison writes about bees from her personal perspective and those of the beekeepers and researchers she meets and learns from, providing the reader insight into their personalities and their passion for bees. If you are at all intrigued about this highly productive, buzzing insect, then read Hives in the City, an easy read for those interested in poking their head inside the hive.”Jennifer Chambers