Thank you everyone who left a comment on my review of Brigit Strawbridge Howard’s new book, Dancing with Bees. All names were put in a hat and a winner randomly selected. A copy will be posted to Debi Holland when it’s published on 5th September.
photo: Bees loving Echinacea White Swan in my cut flower patch.
I wrote about Brigit’s new book here: https://bramblegarden.com/2019/08/04/dancing-with-bees-a-journey-back-to-nature/
Chelsea Green Publishing. Publication date: 5th September. £20, hardback.
Meanwhile, more new books….I have one prize draw copy to give away of :
The Good Bee- A Celebration of Bees and How to Save Them
by Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum.
Published by Michael O’Mara Books, 2019.
It’s a delightful little book, full of insights into the secret lives of bees. The section on gardening for bees is particularly helpful. There are five simple steps to start helping bees:
* plant year round flowers, shrubs and trees
*provide nesting sites and materials
*ditch the weedkiller and bug sprays
*leave the mower in the shed
*create a bee watering hole.
There’s ideas for making DIY bee hotels and info on where to site them. A charming, well-written book packed full of interesting facts. It would make a perfect stocking -filler present for anyone wanting to know more about bees.
Alison Benjamin and Brian McCallum discovered their passion for bees and beekeeping twelve years ago. Since then they’ve set up Urban Bees, working with communities, charities, businesses and the public to raise awareness about all bees and support bee populations through education. They established a number of apiaries around London, including in Regent’s Park. They have written three books together, including their bestseller, A World Without Bees.
Please leave a comment below to be included in the draw. No purchase is necessary. A name will be randomly selected by the publishers. There’s no cash alternative.
The Good Bee : https://www.mombooks.com/book/the-good-bee/
Dancing with Bees : https://www.chelseagreen.com/product/dancing-with-bees/
Next Review coming up, with a prize draw copy is:
The Garden Jungle, or Gardening to Save the Planet, by Dave Goulson.
It’s been a fantastic summer for books- for wildlife-friendly gardeners.