Book Review

An interesting book of interviews with an eclectic collection of commercial beekeepers from several very different locations. All of these people have something unique about their operations, and the author finds ways to get them to share much about how they do business. This isn't a book for beginners, but each of these people talk about the problems that beginners will have.

...you get a feel for the whole operation, which is uncommon, but both entertaining and insightful.

Kim Flottum, Bee Culture


Donohoe sets the scene at the start of each interview. He does it so well that you feel like a silent observer—you can almost hear the accents and feel the atmosphere. Each interview is recorded and transcribed for the reader.

This is a fabulous book to read and it is wonderful to have something in print that goes beyond a book for beginners. This is a book for the individual looking for the next level of information, potential expansion, and for the experienced beekeeper interested in other practices and tips that could potentially be adapted into their own beekeeping operations.

Judith de Wilde, New Zealand Beekeeper