A charming insight into the sweetness and dark side of the honeybee ... the history of an international creature that provides a neat reflection of humanity
Like the densely packed honeycomb of the hive, her book is jam-packed with information, ideas, stories and questions ... fascinating
Richly informative and beautifully written
Ellis's wonderful book tells us much more than simply how honey is made. It's a remarkable addition to the literatures of natural and social history.
Ellis is the bee's knees
Entertaining and thoroughly worthwhile