By Sean Borodale


This is a startlingly original poem-journal of beekeeping that chronicles the life of the hive. It observes the living architecture of the comb, the range and locality of the colony; its flights, flowers, water sources, parasites, lives and deaths. Because of its genesis as a working journal, there is here an unusual intimacy and scrutiny of life and death in nature.

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Narrator Bob Rollett
Length 1hr 30mins
Catalogue No. 14544
Publisher Vintage Classics; 2016