Bill Turnbull ☆ 4 characters
From Future Mistakes Orfuture mistakes or not Humorous and a fun read I have kept bees and really enjoyed reading about his trials and successes He does a good job explaining about beekeeping It would be fun to read even if ou don t currently and never intend to keep bees He is a good storyteller and his story is about than just beekeeping Amusing and informative Delightful I m terrified of bees but have a deep respect for and fascination with them and this was the perfect book to let me get that up close look at them without the terror bit The style is lighthearted and always on the edge of the next joke so it s great on the edge of the next joke so it s great those times when ou want to learn something without having to work overly hard for it There are a few jarring notes like the bizarrely freuent and sexist references to domineering women and their shrewish habit of ruining a man s fun but they weren t enough to dampen my enjoyment I heartily recommend Confessions of a Bad Bee Keper to anyone wishing to know about bees andor have a good "uncomplicated laug. Bill Turnbull had no intention of becoming a beekeeper But when he "laug. Bill Turnbull had no intention of becoming a beekeeper But when he an ad for beekeeping classes–after a swarm of bees landed in his suburban backyard–it seemed to be a sign Despite being stung on the head–twice–at his first hands on beekeeping class Turnbull found himself falling in love with the fascinati. .
H Delightful and full of warmth and wit Turnbull puts a humorous spin on his adventures and misadventures as a beekeeper His joy and awe thread puts a humorous spin on his adventures and misadventures as a beekeeper His joy and awe thread each chapter Thoroughly enjoyed this book Such a great book It really captures the struggles and Triumphs Of The Hobbiest Beekeeper I M of the hobbiest beekeeper I m beekeeper and I m happy when anyone tries to make beekeeping popular Mr Turnbull does a great job of telling a story and his writing is sharp crisp and humorous the hardest kind of writingAs an American however the book peters out about 23rds of the way through *when the topic of beekeeping is pushed to the side He writes about *the topic of beekeeping is pushed to the side He writes about a marathon in his beekeeping suit again admirable and then his turn on a dancing show and another turn on a uiz show The bees are always buzzing about the narrative but usually not too close The problems for this American however is that I have no idea who many of the celebrities or what shows he writes about are The American edition could have easily chopped off the last 20% or so of the bookFinally the entire bad beekeeper point of view would scare off anyone thinki. Ng infuriating honeybeeAs a new beekeeper Turnbull misplaced euipment for months got stung times–and in places–than he cares to remember and once even lost some bees up a chimney But he kept at it with a ready sense of humor and Zen like acceptance of every mishap And somehow along the way he learned a great deal. Ng of beekeeping Don t be scared It S Not Nearly As Hard s not nearly as hard and doesn t have to be nearly as expensive as he makes it out to be I ve spent than I should on my beekeeping but it s maybe been 300 tops over a ear including bees Entertaining book about one man s foibles when attempting to take care of bees There s not really anything for an aspiring beekeeper to learn *other than Expect Things To Go Horribly Wrong Sometimes but it *than Expect Things To Go Horribly Wrong Sometimes but it make one such as I a little less anxious about the attempt My own bees will arrive in less than a month and I will don my beekeeper suit for the first time and attempt to dump them into their brand new homes I hope I will not kill the ueen I hope they like me and live without disease And that I gather is just about the most a beekeeper can hope for This book cracked me up As a beekeeper for only a Three Cups of Tea year I could completely relate to Bills mistakes and learning curve I laughed out loud and I have suggested that all my friends who keep bees read it too Humorous and informative a nice combination This should appeal to aspiring beekeepers as well as veteran. About himself and the world around him Confessions of a Bad Beekeeper chronicles Turnbull’s misadventures and brief moments of triumph in the curious world of backyard beekeeping–and also highlights both the threat to our bee population and what we can do to help these vital little creatures do their wonderful wor.