A collection of poems celebrating honey bees.
The current crisis of health in bee populations makes this an important time to recognise their importance to us, which is beautifully curated with this collection of bee poetry.
With original artwork by Cathy Benson
Reviews of ‘The Price of Gold’
‘Beekeeping has long been the preserve of the contemplative, the self-sufficient, those with an appreciation of the delicate and magnificent structures of a complex society: who more appropriate, then, than women poets of today, with their quiet eye for detail, order, industry, living-spaces, to explore that parallel world of skeps and keepers, queens and workers, lore, science, craft and myth, all the way from Ljubljana to Aberdeen, down the centuries from the middle ages to our own, in a rich honeycomb of bee-poems’ Anne-Marie Fyfe
‘If you’re wanting to buy a present for a friend, try this. The collection is successfully carried by the enthusiasm and fine observation of the writers, and by Cathy Benson’s delicate drawings. A satisfying anthology to browse in.’ Meg Peacocke
For each book sold the author will donate 50p toward Honey Bee Health Research through the BBKA Research Fund.