New Run: Letters to a Beekeeper; Signed Special Edition
Steve, the founder of the London Honey Company, met Alys Fowler, the Guardian gardening writer, whilst they were speaking on the same panel at a literary festival. Letters to a Beekeeper was born.
This is the story of how, over the course of a year, the two friends share their passions: Alys learns how to keep bees and Steve learns how to plant a pollinator-friendly garden.
A collection of engaging correspondence between Alys and Steve, their letters, emails, texts, recipes, notes and glorious photos create a record of the trials, tribulations, rewards and joys of working with, rather than against, nature. And along the way, you will pick up a wealth of advice, tips and ideas for growing food and keeping pollinators well fed.
Letters to a Beekeeper is for lazy gardeners, novice beekeepers and everyone in between. It is the best rule-breaking, wildlife-friendly, guerilla, urban gardening, insect-identifying, honey-tasting, wax-dripping, epistolary how-to book you could ever hope to own.
Here's a lovely review of the book from Gardens Illustrated.
The special edition cover features a beautiful tintype image by friend and photographer Tif Hunter.