Bees are quickly becoming something we should be worried about…or their disappearance, to be exact. The use of pesticides, fewer varieties of crops in certain areas, and disease have all been blamed for their dwindling numbers. But we know that there is a huge interest in beekeeping, as we’ve seen in classes offered at the library in recent years. So it’s exciting to see a fun book like THE ROOFTOP BEEKEEPER by Megan Paska come across the desk.
Paska makes beekeeping look fun and trendy. The book reads like a typical crafter’s tome, with bright pages, fun descriptions and gorgeous photos. For those of us who aren’t in love with bees (but understand their importance), it almost makes the idea of beekeeping…delightful!
If you want to know more about the book, or about Paska herself, there is a lovely website called Farmer Meg’s Digest which is in keeping with the look of the book itself. Take a few minutes to go through it, and I guarantee she’ll have you longing for spring gardening! Drop in and take out her book if you’re thinking of starting your own apiary, or if you’re just interested in how it’s done.